Trail Events

Fant's Grove Trails need your help -

SCUEC has been actively pursuing the reestablishment and refurbishing of trails at both Fant’s Grove and Issaquena. SCUEC has also developed some working relationships with bicycle organizations that are interested in trail maintenance and improvements.
Here you will find updates on work days for those of you who are willing to lend a hand.

Next Work Date:

April 29, 2023 a Celebration of Butch Kennedy’s Life.  Rain Date: May 6, 2023

Watch here for details.

Do you use the CU Forest Trails? Can we interest you in participating in trail maintenance? Fill in the survey and we will contact you.

Survey link:

Interested in volunteering in trail clean up? Scan the QR code with your phone’s camera and it will take you to our survey link!

Attention Trail Users

Clemson Experimental Forest is a joy, not “RIGHT” to use for multi-recreational purposes. This Property is an asset for horseback riders, hikers, and bicyclists. (NO motorized vehicles). Remember it is important to respect the logging work areas and research projects. We need to express our appreciation to Clemson University for having access to the forest by working together to protect the integrity of the forest.

Much appreciation,

South Carolina Upstate Equine Council

Many thanks to everyone who participated either as a competitor or volunteer at the SCUEC Hunter Pace & Cowboy Trail Rides over the past years. 

Visit our Gallery Page for pictures of past rides.

Fant’s Grove Trails System is just outside of historic Pendleton, SC and directly behind the T. Ed Garrison Arena. It is part of the Clemson University Experimental Forest which is 8,000 acres of protected woodland.

SCUEC is dedicated to the upkeep and improvement of these trails. Please help us keep our trails clean for everyone to enjoy! If you pack it in – pack it out and please follow trail rules.

Here is another link to the trails at Fant’s Grove, maintained by Clemson University.

Clemson University requires anyone that is volunteering to work in the CU Experimental Forest to sign the following waiver.

CU Trails Volunteer Release Form

Are you interested in planning an event in the CU Experimental Forest? CU requires an application of use to be submitted.

To obtain a permit for a trail event, download this PDF and contact Russ Hardee at rhardee@clemson.ed