Known to local cyclists, Oconee County is a hidden jewel for road cycling and mountain biking.  There are numerous secondary roads with great mountain and lake scenic views with little traffic. One can choose from moderate rides with rolling country roads to challenging climbs into the foothills fo the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park is anchored by the mountains-to-the-sea Palmetto Trail.  The park offers a network of cycling trails, with 1.5 miles of beginner cycling along with the 1.5 mile Palmetto Trail Stumphouse Passage.  Intermediate and advance trails are currently under construction.

Cricket riding mountain bike through water


Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park

Dual-use hiking & biking trails in Stumphouse Park. 10 miles of flow trails designed for beginner mountain biking with big berms, rollers, tables, rock gardens and more! Mountain Bike Park can be accessed from trailheads at both ends of Stumphouse Passage, but the easiest access is via the parking lot for Issaqueena Falls. Bike trail is closed on rainy days. Users are cautioned to follow trail direction signs.


Stumphouse Passage of the Palmetto Trail

The Stumphouse Passage of the Palmetto Trail is accessible from the center of Stumphouse Park and stretches over 500 miles across the state to Awendaw outside of Charleston. Currently the dual-use hiking and mountain biking trail system in Walhalla totals 4.2 miles, ranging from easy to moderate. Additional trails are under construction in the Stumphouse property. Ultimately the trail will connect to Oconee State Park and will end in downtown Walhalla.


The Briar Patch of Oconee

The Briar Patch is a world class dual slalom mountain biking course with a straight shot view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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