Trans America Trail / SCAR Connector

Total Miles


1,438.28 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

If you want to connect the Trans America Trail with the South Carolina Adventure Route this is your path. It's located North of Walhalla, and connects the SCAR to both the TAT and the Smokey Mountain 500 (SM500). The track is primarily gravel and pavement, but contains some steep grades and ruts which make for fun riding. The Winter Bypass is all pavement and exists due to an annual wintertime forest road closure (typically Jan 1st - March 14th). About the SCARThe South Carolina Adventure Route loops through approximately 1,000 miles of rural South Carolina. Along this route, you'll enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Atlantic Ocean, diverse forests, cotton fields, state parks, historical sites, and quaint towns. The SCAR also connects to the Smokey Mountains 500, the Georgia Traverse, and the Trans-America Trail (TAT), providing riders on those trails with a scenic route to the Atlantic coast at Edisto Beach. The roads along the SCAR are a mix of pavement and dirt, 60% and 40% respectively, with the surface alternating between gravel, dirt, clay, and sand. The route is not exceptionally technical, but dry conditions can leave the sandy roads loose, while wet conditions can leave the mud and clay roads slick and rutted. Travelers should expect to encounter deep sand and sizable mud holes in the worst conditions.

Photos of Trans America Trail / SCAR Connector

Trans America Trail / SCAR Connector
Trans America Trail / SCAR Connector
Trans America Trail / SCAR Connector


Primarily gravel and pavement but contains some steep grades and ruts

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Stephen Morton
Jan 13, 2024
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Rick Crosby
Oct 23, 2023

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