Long Cane Horse Trail is a 16.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bradley, SC and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Located within Sumter National Forest near Greenwood, this white blazed 25-mile loop is a popular destination for hikers and equestrians alike. From its trailhead at the Fell Hunt Camp, the Long Cane Trail dives into the woods and traverses a rich and rolling forest of oak, pine, and hickory. It is considered moderately difficult and since you ride mostly on forest floor with pine needles over red clay, finding your way near the end can prove challenging. The varied terrain includes many dips and climbs, plus abundant creek crossings, including one at Big Curltail Creek that can prove difficult. You will also encounter some dirt, gravel, and paved roads. Among the more interesting points along the way are the original Charleston Road, built in 1825 and for many years a throughway for stagecoach service. At one point, the trail enters the Long Cane Scenic Area. Protected from logging and left largely untouched, this area is a reminder of how all of the forest must have once looked. Still, the Long Cane Trail doesnt see an extraordinary amount of use except for near the trailhead.
Fast, come to the trail in good shape to experience the flow. The faster you go the more it grows on you. There are two forest service water facilities. One at Parson's Mountain Lake and the other at Fell Hunt Camp. Fell has a 3$ fee. Locals park at NE corner at a small parking area, (no facilities).( https://goo.gl/maps/RNAzFWaeMCs ) Copy, paste the link in google maps. Trail is well maintained, very hard and fast. Hills are typical for this part of South Carolina, mainly short and steep. Most of the area is forested in mature pine or majestic hardwood, very pretty area.
great area to hike or bike. hiked around 5 miles on a very nice trail. the united states largest hickory tree is located here. we didnt see a single person the whole day out. we hiked around 6 miles on a cold day with our kids. had an awesome day. be weary of wild hogs. we ran into an entire pack of them. definitely a tense moment. but they left us alone.
Great day of mountain bike riding. Covered a fair amount of the trail on an incredibly hot day...but still a great ride. Great single track with a good variation of up and down sections. This is a multiple use trail...keep an eye open for horses, hikers and mountain bikes. If you park at the Fell Camp Natl Park, there is a $3/ per car day use fee. There is a camp attendant and he is 'persistant'!