Shooting Tree Ridge Road

Pickens, South Carolina (Pickens County)

Last Updated: 04/10/2021
4 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Highlight: Shooting Tree Ridge Road
Shooting Tree Ridge Road is the southern 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. This curvy, scenic drive follows up/down Bully Mountain and connects to the ever popular Horse Pasture Road with access to Jumping-Off Rock, one of the best views in the entire region. Hiking, camping, hunting or just a scenic ride through the forest and mountains make this a fun trail to explore whenever your in the area.


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1. Northern Trailhead (0 mi)
The northern trailhead starts as a left turn off Horse Pasture Road and heads down the mountain. There is a green gate at the trailhead.

Directions to Trailhead

Northern Trailhead: From Pickens, South Carolina - head northwest on US-178 for approximately 16.7 miles. Turn left onto Horse Pasture Road and proceed for approximately 9.1 miles. Turn left onto Shooting Tree Ridge Road. Southern Trailhead: From Pickens, South Carolina - head west on Main Street for approximately 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Shady Grove Road and proceed for approximately 7.0 miles. Turn right onto Little Eastatoee Road and proceed for approximately 3.0 miles. At the intersection, Little Eastatoee Road becomes Roy F. Jones Road. Proceed straight for approximately 2.2 miles. Turn right on State Road S-39-143 and right again onto State Road S-39-100/Cleo Chapman Highway and proceed for approximately 0.3 miles. Shooting Tree Ridge Road is on the left.



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Dave G.

Mapping Crew - Georgia

Dave is more of an explorer than a wheeler who loves to find remote locations to hike and kayak fish. Born and raised in Chicago for 21 years before moving to Atlanta, backroads and forests and mountains were a whole new experience and now he just can't get enough. When he's not fishing for stripers on Lake Lanier, you can find him in the mountains of North Georgia, Tennessee or South Carolina exploring and mapping backroads. Just look for the guy with the kayak on the top of the truck!
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