Looking for a great trail in Clemson Experimental Forest, South Carolina? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Clemson Experimental Forest ranging from 2.2 to 10.5 miles and from 692 to 954 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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wild flowers

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This is a nice short trail with some hills but not too bad

Awesome trail with beautiful lake views, especially in the early evening hours. Came here to mountain bike for the first time in years and it was manageable but still a little tricky in spots. There are a few intersections where the trail is not marked so make sure to pay attention to which way you should be going.

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11 days ago

No water falls...

Hiked this trail with a group of friends and their dog. Paths were easy to see but agree with others that some trail markers would help. A few times at trail intersections we had to pull out all trails and use the map to ensure we were taking the correct route. Would hike it again now knowing the trail a little better.

I did this and a couple of offshoots...ok t got lost and turned around.

It's a nice trail that was a bunch of fun, though points weren't marked as well as they could be. Also, watch out for horse poop. Oh, and I ran into two huge coyotes on the trail, so keep your dogs on leash!

It's a good trail, that you can complete the loop in about 3 hours. Could be more signs or even pick nick area. Have an beautiful view, and is allowed to have dogs with lash. We have seen bikes along the trail too.

1 month ago

Not for kids!.... Good challenge with plenty of uneven walking. Not much to see, sadly a boring trail. Creek was dry but it is July in the South. Take plenty of water! Probably a better biking trail honestly.

Nice little hike. My tracker said 2.6 miles. Several cars at the trailhead, but I only met up with one guy on a bike. Some beautiful nature to see.

a really great, long trail just north of Clemson. the only slight drawback...I found it a bit hard to follow at points and took some wrong turns. I ended up going 6 miles, not 4.7. It's a great, beautiful trail, but pay attention to markings :)

Not well marked and waterfall (best feature) is in the beginning.

Great trail! there are 2 creek crossings - no more than 6 inches of water or so but you will get wet (Chacos recommended). Trail isn't very steep at any point and the waterfall is about a half mile in on the left. I only ran into a few people over the whole loop so not much traffic at all!

Perfect beginner mountain bike ride for my wife to join me. Beautiful lake views and spots to stop and hang the hammock.

2 months ago

Decent trail overall, water fall is nice but nothing spectacular. Several river crossings, one of them is scenic. Definitely one of the better trails in the area and close to Clemson University.

Saw signs of wild hogs as soon as I started down Dam Rd Trail. Passed a young boar at around the 3 mile mark. Thought it was a sow until I saw those tusks. Luckily he decided flight was a better idea than fighting.

2 months ago

Nice hike in the forest.

Great for trail running. Just stay out of the way on Collarbone trail for the mountain bikers.

Great trail to get a trail run warm up. Watch your footing in some areas.

2 months ago

Not much here. Just a fire road and path through a hard wood area. Horses use the trail so watch your step.

Went on this trail with my 2 dogs. Was a nice trail, but it wasn’t marked well. None of the intersections I came to gave directions as to which way to go. After hiking for a couple of hours and getting lost while trying to find the correct path, I ended up at a run down trail head with a broken up piece of wood, where the information section was supposed to be. Had to have a friend pick me up on the side of the road and take me and my dogs back to my car. Needs to be marked better.

3 months ago

Got a bit lost and didn't go on the actual trail but was still nice. saw some wild pigs

Beautiful section with long pine views overlooking lake

4 months ago

Quite a few lake views. The trail didn't match up with the app very well and the trail isn't marked very well, so use caution. Saw a deer and a black snake.

Nice hike and great start to a mountain bike ride, too. For hikers, please be advised that the Collarbone trail is a very fast downhill trail for the bikes.

Love these trails! One of my favorite places to ride.

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