Places to Ride

South Carolina is a destination for riders from all over the Southeast, and beyond. From the mountains to the sea, the state offers many beautiful places for riders to enjoy.  

Most of the public areas are free, while some of the private land owners charge a nominal fee to provide well-marked trails and amenities. Whether you want a short day ride or a weekend camping excursion, check out the sites below.

Organized trail rides are held all over the state. Hosted by clubs or individuals, the rides offer great camaraderie with other horse lovers on scenic properties that are not normally available. Fees, distances and terrains vary. For a list of current trail rides, check out Carolina Trail Rider magazine.

Similarly, our state has world class competition arenas and shows grounds.  A few of them are listed.

Trail Riding

Public Lands Many of these places are free, while others charge a small fee for day use. State and County Parks Rocky Gap, Mountain Rest Fants Grove, Clemson Croft State Park, Spartanburg Kings Mountain State Park, Blacksburg Woods Ferry, Union Buncombe (Brick House) Trail, Whitmire Long Cane Trail, Edgefield Jericho Trail, Moncks Corner Lee State […]

Overnight & Camping

Many of these sites are also open for day rides. fees vary. Carolina Adventure Park Riverneck Acres, Florence Lakeview Plantation, Fairfax County Camelot Equestrian Center, Beaufort Mud Bug Inn, Scranton Gaston Horse Hotel H. Cooper Black Recreation Area, Society Hill Plantation Point, N. Myrtle Beach Kenleigh, Pamplico   Doll House Farm 564 Trellis Court   […]

Rear view of people horseback riding on trails in a forest

Organized Trail Rides

South Carolina has an abundance of trail rides of long standing. Check for dates and fees. Manchester Trail Riders Southern Trail Riders Wonderful Weekend in Ward Hags with Nags, H. Cooper Black, Society Hill Equestrian Ministries Boykin Spring Fling Great Adventure Park Bluefield Plantation, Jacksonboro

Portrait of girl riding pony on showjumping competition

Arenas & Show Grounds

These places are available for rent for competitions of all types. SC Equine Park Exit 101 on I-20   |   Camden, SC Contact: Mike Mathis, 803-486-4938 (cell) or mmathis2009@hotmail.com Three show rings, including two covered arenas and two schooling areas. 9 barns with 288 stalls, 100 RV sites, cafe on site, permanent restrooms and showers. Designated […]