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Buncombe Horse Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Buncombe Riders face right

This trail winds through forested hill and valley terrain. Points of interest include old cemeteries, wagon roads, and plantation sites. Opportunities also exist to view various wildlife species and abundant plant life. With interconnecting loops, riders have an opportunity for various length rides. Hikers and mountain bikers are also welcome.

Printable guide and vicinity map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Be aware of possible hazardous trail conditions due to high winds and rain that came through with Hurricane Florence. 
Fees A day-use fee of $3/day or $25/year for forest pass/vehicle
Permit Info: Primitive camping along the trail is allowed, but a primitive camping permit is required. Contact the Enoree District Office at 803-276-4810 for further information.
Open Season: All year
Restrictions: Large riding groups are requested to inform the district ranger of the group’s size and duration of stay to ensure facilities are adequate. Special use permit may be needed.Closed to all off-highway vehicles. Care should be taken in the woods during big-game season. Wear blaze orange.

General Information

Directions: In Newberry County, from I-26, take exit #60 (SC 66), drive east for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 358 and drive .2 miles. Buncombe Trailhead parking area is on left hand side.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Riding

Unsurfaced, gravel, piedmont clay, Travel Time: Varies with route selected, two to five hours.
Water AvailabilityAvailable

Horse Camping

Primitive camping along the trail is allowed, but a primitive camping permit is required. Contact Enoree District Office at 803-276-4810 for further information.

Nature Viewing

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