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 Park, Bishopville
  • Myrtle Beach State Park (seasonal)
  • Givhans Ferry State Park (seasonal)
  • Mullet Hall, Charleston
  • Carolina Adventure Park, Winnsboro
  • H. Cooper Black Recreation Area, Society Hill
  • Mill Creek Park, Sumter County


State Forests

  • Sugarloaf Mountain, Sand Hills, Patrick
  • Manchester State Forest, Wedgefield


Federal Lands

  • Old Ninety Six Historic District, Ninety Six


Department of Natural Resources

The SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages well over 100,000 acres of land, and many of their Wildlife Management Areas have horse trails. No charge to ride except as noted at individual sites.
The properties that allow deer hunting are closed for certain hunts. Check the individual websites for detailed regulations, hours, and directions.
All riders must wear a hat, coat, or vest of solid international orange while on Wildlife Management Area lands during deer hunting season.

The following DNR properties allow horseback riding:

  • Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, 1,622 acres, Aiken County
  • Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area, 10,712 acres, Berkeley County
  • Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, 4,687 acres, Edisto Island
  • Cartwheel Bay Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, 568 acres, Horry County
  • Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area and Ecological Reserve, 10,479 acres, Aiken County (Sept – May)
  • Ditch Pond Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, 296 acres, Aiken & Barnwell Counties
  • Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, 8,048 acres, Colleton County
  • Edisto River Wildlife Management Area, 1,375 acres, Dorchester County
  • Francis Marion National Forest, 258,816 acres, Berkeley County
  • Henderson Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, 416 acres, Aiken County
  • Jocassee Gorges, 33,000 acres, Pickens & Oconee Counties
  • Laurel Fork Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, 1,361 acres, Pickens County
  • Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, 9,690 acres, Horry County
  • Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, 10,247 acres, Marion & Horry Counties
  • Wateree Heritage Preserve, 3,674 acres, Richland County
  • Sumter National Forest – Andrew Pickens Ranger District, 84,000 acres, Oconee County
  • Tillman Sand Ridge Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, 953 acres, Jasper County
  • Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, 977 acres, Beaufort County
  • Webb Wildlife Center, 5,866 acres, Hampton County




  • Anne Springs Close Greenway, Fort Mill
  • Camden Hunt Country
  • Hitchcock Woods, Aiken
  • Riverneck Acres, Florence
  • Lakeview Plantation, Fairfax County
  • Camelot Equestrian Center, Beaufort
  • Inlet Point, N. Myrtle Beach