112 Andrew Pickens Circle
Mountain Rest, SC 29664
- 15 miles
- 6 - 7 hours
- Year Round
The Rocky Gap Trail in South Carolina and the Willis Knob Trail in Georgia combine to offer some of the most scenic horseback riding in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Winding across deeply dissected ridges, the trails descend into the beautiful Chattoooga Wild and Scenic River corridor. The Rocky Gap has several loops, while the Willis Knob Trail is designed as one large continuous loop. Each trail crosses several gravel roads.
The Whetstone Horse Camp in South Carolina serves as a base camp for many users of both trails. There is a fee for the Whetstone Horse Camp.
Earls Ford road is very close to Whetstone Horse Camp and provides a parking area, and a hiking access trail to the Chattooga River.
Safety: High water levels may cause difficult crossings. Select crossings carefully. Check weather for heavy rain to prevent being trapped on the opposite side of the river from your vehicle.