Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Trenton, South Carolina

South Carolina Adventure Route Segment 1

Segment 1 of the South Carolina Adventure Route (SCAR) stretches from Edisto Beach State Park on the Atlantic Coast to the town of Edgefield South Carolina, It passes through what is known as the "sandhills"…
Total Miles
180.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp / Wi

South Carolina Adventure Route Segment 2

Segment two of the South Carolina Adventure Route wanders between the towns of Edgefield and Westminster, traversing one of the three sections of Sumter National Forest along the way. The trail through this region is…
Total Miles
151.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp / Wi

Yarborough - SCAR Alternate

This short segment of the SCAR drops south of Edgefield. It's sand and clay roads over rolling hills are scenic but can become deeply rutted and muddy/slick when wet. These conditions can linger in this…
Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Lick Fork Road

Lick Ford Road is a maintained road that leads to Forestry Road 681A. This road is well maintained with minimal obstacles. Some rutty portions do exist, with some holes that can create mud. The end…
Total Miles
2.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

SCAR Connector-Loop

This connector loop bisects the primary SCAR loop, running through Batesburg-Leesville, past Lake Murray, and through Newberry. It is 88 miles long, and contains a mix of paved and unpaved roads. Off-pavement south of Batesburg-Leesville…
Total Miles
84.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Hopewell Church - Lost wilderness traverse (661/669B)

This trail consists of two well-maintained dirt roads that cross the southern portion of the Sumter National Forest. Muddy conditions can be expected during the rainy season with possible down trees. The roads seem to…
Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

LR White - SCAR Alternate

This section of the South Carolina Adventure Route is found southeast of McCormick. It consistently contains sections of shallow mud and standing water across the road, as well as significant encroachment of tree limbs. If…
Total Miles
9.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Price Road (615)

Price Road (Forest Service Road 615) is an easy 4.5-mile dirt road between Price's Mill Road and Deerfield Road. This road cuts through the Sumter National Forest, and minimal obstacles are likely to be encountered.…
Total Miles
4.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

Parsons Mountain Traverse

This route navigates through the Sumter National Forest between McCormick and Greenwood SC. Service roads throughout this route are generally well maintained however has the potential to have large ruts and muddy conditions during the…
Total Miles
32
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Enoree River Southside Trail System

This trail system winds through the Sumter National Forest on the Enoree Ranger District. The trails have river access to the Enoree Canoe Trail that floats on the Enoree River. The trails are smooth, well-maintained…
Total Miles
14.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

South Carolina Adventure Route Segment 4

Segment four transits the "midlands" section of South Carolina, with the towns of Gaffney and Camden on each end. This section is mostly forested and contains a mixture of pavement, gravel, and clay roads. The…
Total Miles
194.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Liberty Hill - SCAR Alternate

This route lies between Great Falls and Camden and offers a more exhilarating alternative along the South Carolina Adventure Route. It consistently contains a number of short sections with mud and/or standing water, which can…
Total Miles
14.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

South Carolina Adventure Route Segment 5

Segment five is the longest section of the SCAR loop, and stretches between the towns of Camden and Edisto Beach. The north end of this segment briefly passes through what is known as the "Sandhills"…
Total Miles
266.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp / Wi

SCAR Northeast Alternate

Covering the northeast portion of the state, this significant addition transits Sandhills State Forest and the Carolina National Wildlife Refuge, providing an alternate route between Liberty Hill WMA and Francis Marion National Forest. Campsites marked…
Total Miles
228.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Skull Shoal Pass

This route passes through Oconee National Forest. It is well maintained and passable with most vehicles any time of the year. Muddy conditions can be encountered from time to time however, it should not limit…
Total Miles
10.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

South Carolina Adventure Route Segment 3

Segment three is the "upstate" section of the SCAR, and is bookended by the towns of Westminster and Gaffney. This section transits the Blue Ridge Mountains and consists of some fabulous gravel roads with a…
Total Miles
202.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Redlands WMA

This is an outdoor area for anglers and hunters. South of the town of Watkinsville, GA, it is easily accessible and rarely crowded. You will need a GA fishing or hunting license to be in…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Sassafras - SCAR Alternate

This scenic out and back trail is located West of Table Rock and largely paved. It will lead you to South Carolina's highest point of elevation and is a great addition to the main South…
Total Miles
8.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Pinnacle - SCAR Alternate

If you're looking for a scenic side trip on the South Carolina Adventure Route this trail might be for you. It runs along the outskirts of the Dupont State Forest and provides ridgetop views. The…
Total Miles
19.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Donnelly WMA PT.5

These routes add to the existing Donnelly WMA route to complete the mapping of the entire Wildlife Management Area. Donnelly Wildlife Management Area is located in the low county of South Carolina. Like the nearby…
Total Miles
4.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Donnelly Wildlife Management Area

Donnelly Wildlife Management Area is located in the low county of South Carolina. Like the nearby Bear Island WMA; Donnelly WMA is home to many migratory bird species that can be observed on the various…
Total Miles
8.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Donnelly WMA PT.3

These routes add to the existing Donnelly WMA route to complete the mapping of the entire Wildlife Management Area. Donnelly Wildlife Management Area is located in the low county of South Carolina. Like the nearby…
Total Miles
2.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Jumping Off - SCAR Alternate

West of Table Rock you will find this scenic out-and-back diversion. It's a nice addition to add some more challenging riding or driving to the main South Carolina Adventure Route loop. Along its path, you…
Total Miles
10.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Donnelly WMA PT.6

These routes add to the existing Donnelly WMA route to complete the mapping of the entire Wildlife Management Area. Donnelly Wildlife Management Area is located in the low county of South Carolina. Like the nearby…
Total Miles
2.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Parkers Ferry - SCAR Alternate

This route traverses some of the flat lowlands along the Edisto River (south/west side of the river). When dry, this segment will contain hardened ruts that make for a bumpy ride or if deep enough…
Total Miles
19.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Donnelly WMA PT.7

These routes add to the existing Donnelly WMA route to complete the mapping of the entire Wildlife Management Area. Donnelly Wildlife Management Area is located in the low county of South Carolina. Like the nearby…
Total Miles
0.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Donnelly WMA PT.4

These routes add to the existing Donnelly WMA route to complete the mapping of the entire Wildlife Management Area. Donnelly Wildlife Management Area is located in the low county of South Carolina. Like the nearby…
Total Miles
1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Donnelly WMA PT.1

These routes add to the existing Donnelly WMA route to complete the mapping of the entire Wildlife Management Area. Donnelly Wildlife Management Area is located in the low county of South Carolina. Like the nearby…
Total Miles
0.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Donnelly WMA PT.2

These routes add to the existing Donnelly WMA route to complete the mapping of the entire Wildlife Management Area. Donnelly Wildlife Management Area is located in the low county of South Carolina. Like the nearby…
Total Miles
1.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Georgia Traverse

Anyone who's heard a country song can probably picture Georgia. It's a land of green hillsides, charming southern towns dotted with white picket fences, and sunny fields tied together by red dirt roads. It's tough…
Total Miles
372
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa