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Level: Expert
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +728/ -721 ft
Total: 10 riders

Mountain Biking Horse Pasture / Bootleg

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#50 of 114 mountain bike trails in South Carolina
#3,641 in the world

Horse Pasture Rd is a forest service road and NOT open to motorized vehicles year round. Check SCDNR for dates gates are open if driving out to Lake Jocassee or Jumping Off Rock. Horse Pasture Rd to Bootleg Rd is 12 miles of winding 4x4 trail that descends to Lake Jocassee.

First added by ccsarge05 on Mar 23, 2014. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Pickens, SC take Hwy 178 north towards NC. At the intersection of Hwy 11 continue on Hwy 178 for 8 miles. Horse Pasture Rd is on the left.
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  • ccsarge05

    Spectacular views of Lake Jocassee. I drove all the way out to the Lake (12 miles) and biked back 6 miles and returned to the Lake. From the lake it is a steady climb back up just over 4.5 miles with only one short reprieve. Nearly 2000' gain in 6 miles when I turned around. Made for a super DH with lots of places to get airborne. Jumping off rock is just over 3 miles from the lake and views are unreal.

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