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 Issaqueena. SCUEC has also developed some working relationships with Greater Clemson Mountain Biker Club who 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.

SCUEC needs Volunteers to help get the trails at Fant’s Grove back in shape after the logging. Click on the link to answer a survey:

Next Work Date: Visit the FaceBook page: Greater Clemson Trail Users Coalition  for regular updates and to lend a helping hand.

Report on the April 29th workday: The Greater Clemson Trail Users Coalition and the South Carolina Upstate Equine Council would like to give a GREAT BIG THANK-YOU to everyone who participated in the first organized trail maintenance day in memory of Butch Kennedy, who loved the Fant’s Grove trails so much.
We had approximately 30+ participants. Many thanks to Kathy Powell and her sidekicks Sherry Wyatt and Lynn Fitch for all of the preparations for today’s activities. Thank-you Kris Yon and Susan Melvin for the great lunch bags given to the workers. Thank-you Pendleton Saddle Club, Greater Clemson Mountain Bikers, and those that just love to walk their dogs on these trails. Also, we can’t forget to thank- the T. Ed Garrison Arena personnel who mowed and manicured the field in preparation for all of the vehicles today. I’m sure I forgot someone, so thanks for your help.
Are you interested in what was accomplished by the various groups? Some people worked on cleaning up bridges for safety inspections, some people worked to reroute a trail that was lost due to logging, some people worked on erosion control, I’m sure I am missing something.
We are planning to repeat these efforts this fall. Please keep your eyes peeled for updates or to report a need you come across while traveling the Fant’s Grove trails. Be sure to follow the Greater Clemson Trail Users Coalition FaceBook page or the SCUEC FaceBook page for updates.
Thanks again everyone for the great turnout, and the good Lord for the fine weather.

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 this 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