Parsons Mountain OHV Trail
Parsons Mountain OHV Trail is located in the northern portion of the Long Cane Ranger District. The trail is only managed for all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and dirt bikes. Jeeps, Hummers and other 4WD vehicles are not permitted. Winding through hardwood bottoms and pine plantations, the one-way trail offers experiences that can be enjoyed by novice and experienced riders of all ages. A two-way cut through allows riders the option of riding a single large loop or two smaller loops.
Cedar Springs OHV Trail and Parsons Mountain OHV Trail are now open year-round (weather permitting). The wet weather policy remains in effect. Please check the Call Before You Haul phone line at (803) 561-4025 for the most recent closures and openings. The date recorded in the hotline trail report reflects the date the trail was opened or closed. The message will remain the same until the open/closed status changes.
South Carolina has adopted new laws affecting ATV riders. Click here to learn more about the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Act.
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At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Cedar Springs OHV Trail and Parsons Mountain OHV Trail are now open year-round (weather permitting). Trail conditions change frequently. Before your visit, please call the Call Before You Haul Hotline at 803-561-4025 for the latest trail conditions and weather closures!|
|Fees:||$5 per OHV per day. Golden Age/Golden Access discounts do not apply. Seasonal permits are available for $50 from the District office. Self-serve fee station. Annual passes for all Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests OHV trails are available on recreation.gov. (Choose Enoree OHV Trail or Wambaw Cycle Trail to gain access to all Forest Service OHV trails in South Carolina for 12 months).|
|Open Season:||Open Year-Round (weather permitting)|
|Restrictions:||Avoid trail use during the first two weeks of rifle deer season. Wear blaze orange during the entire hunting season. Helmets are strongly recommended. Be mindful of traffic when traveling on or crossing roads. Due to weather conditions and maintenance, this trail may be closed on short notice. Before your ride, please call the OHV hotline at (803) 561-4025.|
From Anderson, travel south on Hwy 28 to the four-way stop in Abbeville. Turn right and travel 3.3 miles to the intersection of Hwy 28 and Hwy 72. Continue on Hwy 28 for 4.9 miles. Turn left onto Tower Road(FS 515) for .3 miles. Trailhead is on right.
The restroom/bathhouse in the day use areas are closed indefinitely due to sustainable recreation efforts. Eventually they will be replaced with a vault type toilet system. A porta-toilet is available as well as the restrooms in the campground area.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
OHV Trail RidingNatural, packed clay, hardened areas and gravel roads. Trail Blaze - Blue
|Class of Vehicle||Maximum width 50 inches. Spark arrestors are required. ATV and dirt bikes only.|
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|
PicnickingGravel parking, information board, picnic tables, and garbage cans available
Alerts & Warnings
- Boat Ramp Reopened March 21: Buck Hall Recreation Area
- Palmetto Trail Reopens: Halfway Creek, Francis Marion NF
- $5.7 Million Planned to Restore South Carolina Piedmont Streams, Water Quality
- Enoree OHV Trail Opening Delayed Until April 15, 2023
- Forest Service to Conduct Prescribed Burns to Improve Habitat, Reduce Wildfires
- America the Beautiful Passes not available at Enoree Ranger District Office
- Bucks Grave Road Reopens on Enoree Ranger District
- Enoree rifle ranges undergoing maintenance; please call before visiting
- Limited America the Beautiful pass availability at Columbia office
- Sedalia Campground temporarily closed beginning January 3, 2023
- Damaged bridges along the Enoree Passage of Palmetto Trail; exercise caution
- Please be aware of open well hazards on Sumter National Forest
- New digital payment options and online reservations at Enoree recreation sites