July 11, 2014
What a treasure Fant's Grove is. I have ridden it extensively and as other reviewers have mentioned it has a variety of terrain from sweet flowy singletrack to wide open fire roads. It's not a technical as Issaqueena north of Clemson, but for fun intermediate terrain and extensive continuous loops, it wins out in my opinion.
Horses are around and they can leave the trails in a mess. I find that if you avoid riding after a heavy rain, you can pound right through the horse trodden areas without too many problems. I always try to dismount when I come across horses. The horse folks appreciate this and it's just good manners in this shared area. That said, I have only seen horses twice in dozens of rides, though I will say that I mostly ride after work on weekdays.
Back to the trails. My favorite loop by far is the Green Triangle loop (reference map linked in the last post). There is a great mile or two along the lake with nice views and nice fast single track. Take the map because it can get confusing with all the trails leading all over the place.
In my opinion, the best place to start is from the Butch Kennedy Trailhead off of Woodburn Rd. Three of the four loops intersect here and there is plenty of parking.