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.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 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! During open season, trail has wet weather closure policy in place—trail will be closed quickly to prevent resource damage from riding on wet trails.
Fees $5 per OHV per day Golden Age/Golden Access discounts do not apply. Seasonal permits are available for $50 from the District office by calling 803-637-5396. Self-serve fee station
Open Season: Open last Friday in March through first Monday after Jan. 1
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.
Restroom: Vault toilets

General Information


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.

General Notes:

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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

Natural, 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


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  Area/Length : 
10.9 miles

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