Horse Pasture Road

4.6/5 (20 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 (20 reviews)
Open
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.
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/03/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun drive with great views!
Trail Review: Horse Pasture Road - DERIC LYNN SKINNER
Trail Review: Horse Pasture Road - DERIC LYNN SKINNER
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Partially Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/11/2021

Drove in a 2wd Nissan Frontier while Raining. I did not slip and simply left in low gear. granted I had some AT tires. Wonderful drive and beautiful sights. I am also fairly new to offroading and found this to be fun.

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