Horse Pasture Road

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4.6/5 (22 reviews)
Pickens, South Carolina (Pickens County)
Last Updated: 06/25/2019
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Horse Pasture Road is the eastern entrance of the Jim Timmerman Natural Resources Area at Jocassee Gorges, one of the only temperate rain forests in the United States east of the Cascade Mountains. Incredible views overlooking the valleys and clear waters of Lake Jocassee, Horse Pasture Road offers many activities including hunting, camping, bird watching and botanical areas with many hard-to-find species. With access to Jumping-Off Rock, one of the best views in the entire region, and its multiple access points to the 77 mile long Foothills Hiking Trail, Horse Pasture Road is a great trail for a day of activities or just a nice ride though the forest and mountains.

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4.6/5 (22)
Open
Visited: 10/23/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Lack of rain has everything in good shape. Great views and beautiful country to take in on this road. Road is very easy for pretty much anything with some ground clearance.
Trail Review: Horse Pasture Road - Andy , Jennifer Bracken
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Partially Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/25/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail with a big payoff at Jumping Off Rock. We saw about 6 other vehicles on this Friday morning in late August. Horse Pasture Road was seasonally closed beyond Jumping off rock. The sign said it opens from 9/15 through 1/15. Connected Shooting Tree Road (Cane Creek) was also closed.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/15/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail for incredible views no matter what season. Wide so there is plenty of room to pass others which will more than likely happen especially on the weekends. Some gate are seasonal which allows for a little more exploring.
Trail Review: Horse Pasture Road - Zane Gray
Trail Review: Horse Pasture Road - Zane Gray
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Open
Visited: 02/05/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail for an easy Saturday drive. Beautiful views and very wide! I was able to pass in my Raptor with F-250 on trail also. Friendly people out and about all day. UPDATED: Went to check it out 2/8/2022 Monday morning and it was even better. Enjoyed everything this trail has to offer alone with nature. If you can make it out during a weekday it's worth it!!
Trail Review: Horse Pasture Road - Ryan Nasworthy
Trail Review: Horse Pasture Road - Ryan Nasworthy
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Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/13/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We had a blast. We combined it with shooting tree trail.

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