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Long Cane Loop Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Greenwood, South Carolina that features a great forest setting 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.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 351 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Camping

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Over grown

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Getting There

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 doesn't see an extraordinary amount of use except for near the trailhead. 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. Parts of this trail and overgrown and hard to find.

Ample parking is available. $3 per car/ per day parking fee. Fresh drinking water is available at parking area. Trash recepticles are available at parking area. Staffed attendant on-site.

Sumter National Forest, Long Cane Ranger District, 810 Buncombe St., Edgefield, SC, 29824. Telephone: 803-637-5396.

Access Fell Camp from S.C 10 travelling south from Greenwood, turn right onto Cedar Springs Road. Follow signs to Parson's Mountain...Fell Camp is on the left. Cedar Springs Road is approx 1 mile south of Promised Land, SC

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Jim Roberts
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HikingFee
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Phong Nguyen
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HikingBlowdown
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Matthew Crenshaw
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Mountain biking

Trail C is the best so far. Can’t wait to try the rest.

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Christy Stevens
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Hiking

I am a big fan of the Long Cane Trail. Mainly because it is the closest trail to me and I don't have too far to drive to get to the different sections of this trail. The Long Cane Trail provides 31.8 miles of trails to hike and is made up of sections A through J with the G section cutting the loop through the middle. The lower section is made of of sections A, B, C, G, H, I, J totaling 16.7 miles. The lower section starts at Fell Camp and includes the trail by Parson's Mountain Lake. The upper section is made up of sections C, D, E, F, G totaling 15.1 miles. I have done every section of the trail. Each section has its own unique features. My favorite sections in order from least to greatest include sections G to H, E to D, B to J, and J to I. Be careful on the G to H section. Here you will have to drive to a gravel road to access G. Additionally on this section of the trail, you will cross on a metal bridge that is submerged in ice cold water. This is also where I saw my first snake. It was black, thank goodness! Section E to D to C will take you to a train trestle. However, you also have to cross a stream. Section B to J is beautiful because it runs parallel to a stream for most of the trail, and my favorite, is section J to I. This will take you by Parson's Mountain Lake. You can then veer off the trail and take the trail in Parson's Mountain to the tower. For the most part, this trail is marked pretty well. However, there are some spots that are not. There was a bridge out on the C to G section and we were told by the men who were repairing the bridge how to access the rest of the trail which included walking over a stream on a fallen tree. The other area not marked well was the I to H trail. The J to I will take you into Parson's Mountain and the I to H trail will take you out. You will need to stand on the road in Parson's Mountain, then turn back to look at where you came out on the J to I sections, look to your left and you will then see the I to H section of the trail. Section C was also very tricky to maneuver. There were parts that look liked trails we needed to follow, but just remember to follow the white markings. Overall, this is a great trail to get you outside and in nature.

R Irby
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HikingOver grown

The first 1/2 of the trail are great. Once you pass the last time over the road by the new bridge being built the trail is gone. We searched around trying to find it but were worried about poison ivy. Loved the first half though! Well marked, clean and beautiful. Hate that we had to turn back due to losing trail.

Laila Frank
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Hiking

First part is nice and well signed but after crossing the river there are so many trees on the path that you need to take a lot of detours And get wet feet because of the rain and crossing some water. I really had to focus on not getting lost.

Ian Harris
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HikingMuddy

The trail is well marked pretty easy to follow until you get to the bridge that is out. After that the trail pretty much falls apart but if you follow the map on your phone you should have no problem finding your way.

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Matthew Gilchrest
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HikingFee

GREAT TRAIL! The deforestation was beautiful and breathtaking, along with the litter from the workers! The man on the excavator and the guys cutting the trees down were pretty nice as well! - Colin

Reynolds LaCoste
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Hiking

trail kind of disappears at abandoned bridge I just went left and picked trail back up where i had crossed earlier. other than that great trail.

Patricia Wirszyla
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Hiking

Really nice trail. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail and was thankful not to see any wild hogs that I had heard about!

Steven Schmitz
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Awesome trail. A little muddy when wet. The signage was confusing.

Greg Matthews
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Alltrails shows this as a loop, but the trail disappears at the halfway point, around the old abandoned bridge. I marched on anyway through the woods and finally picked the trail back up at the point where it leaves the creek. But even then there were parts of the trail overgrown and hard to find.

Sophia V.
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Hiking

What a beautiful gem about 20 minutes from greenwood. I've only hiked about 4 miles, can't wait to check out the rest!

Scott Hudson
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Mountain biking

very nice single track that very much lives up to it's moderate rating, well maintained with a fairly smooth ride I must admit I only biked 5 miles but I really liked what the trail had to offer. Will definitely be back after hunting season to take in all this system has to give.

Scott Frock
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Mountain biking

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.

Matt Duncan
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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.

Steve Walters
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Mountain biking
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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'!

Beth Bentley
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Mountain biking
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Jim Roberts
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Bird Watching
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Amara Marino
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Hiking
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Ian Harris
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Phong Nguyen
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Marji Synard
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Ian Harris
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Lisa McMillan
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Lisa McMillan
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Jonathan Urbanic
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Bronwyn Shingler
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Horseback riding