Fants Grove Lake Trail

MODERATE 64 reviews

Fants Grove Lake Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pendleton, South Carolina that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
757 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

mountain biking
2 months ago

Fants Grove is a well marked trail system and trail maps are available at the parking areas. While rated intermediate, its more easy than intermediate and you can maintain speed (visibility is good except in a few places where the undergrowth is trying to choke the trail). There are some good climbs but I never had to go to up my granny gear. Trails are well maintained and flow and makes for great cross country mountain biking. I rode on Thursday evening and was by myself and only came across one hiker but there were signs of heavy horse usage - you have to watch out for the trail muffins. LOL!

hiking
5 months ago

Only went on first loop. Nice moderate trail. There was no one the whole trail. No trash- thank you folks. Saw only one snake , no worries a nice black snake, he’s a good guy. First time using app. I just need to figure out a few things as far as keeping my phone charged first. Enjoyed it.

hiking
6 months ago

It's very fun for beginner.

6 months ago

Loved the beautiful view!

hiking
10 months ago

The trail wasn’t hard at all. It was nice because it was simple and fun to walk. It was hard to see the trails because of all the leaves. It wasn’t maintained very well.

hiking
10 months ago

Walked both loops and took just over four hours. With leaves scattered it was difficult at times to locate trail. I was grateful to have this App. Saw four people riding a horses, one deer, one hawk, and a squirrel. Nice walk for elderly as elevation differences are minimum.

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

nice trail, doesn't stray far from the lake

Monday, February 20, 2017

only did two miles. I'll update my review once I hike it through

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Counter clockwise for more elevation.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Gorgeous for a hike in the winter.

trail running
Saturday, January 28, 2017

good run in the fall. nice changes in the topography, nothing to sudden.

mountain biking
Monday, November 28, 2016

Nice ride, lots of horse traffic. Several different trails to choose from, you can ride more than the 7.8 miles the app says is there and not ride the same trail. I will be returning to ride here again.

walking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

This is just one of an entire network of trails out at Fant's Grove. This is good because you can put together different trail loops to personalize your hike; you are not tied in to one trail. The trails are generally well marked and easy to navigate. There are two views: the lake and the forest. Both are nice, but it can get a little monotonous if you are used to mountain views.
This trail, and adjoining trails, are shared by bikers and horses, which can be a little troublesome. Bikers can be rude (but so can hikers, I guess) and horses leave tracks which, when it rains, become mud holes and are a pain to work around.
This is an easy trail and can be enjoyed by hikers of all skill levels.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Great busy trail for mountain biking. There are usually some horse hoof prints that can be annoying, especially after a fresh rain. My favorite part is riding through the tall grass by the open field. Fun trails!

trail running
Monday, January 30, 2012

Good trail, great proximity to Clemson. Trails are well marked and you can find a map of all 30+ miles of trails in the Fants grove area online. Often if it has been wet the trails are really muddy due to heavy use by horses. Love to trail run out here for miles and miles. Great lake views, little other views though. Overall beautiful forests

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