Horse Riding


In Oconee County, you’ll find miles of forested trails for horseback riding.

Check out great places where you and your horse can enjoy the scenic setting unique to this part of the state:

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Chattooga Trails Bed & Barn

Mountain Rest, SC
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Variety of lodging for people and their horse companions. Main house guest rooms, Hunters Hideout basement apartment, RV sites with full hook ups and Sheep Wagon glamping. For horses: paddocks, pasture, barn, or tied up at a hitching post beside RV sites. Ride out from the property 1.5 miles to the Rocky Gap Trail System where you can ride for miles. Trails lead to the Chattooga River and cross into GA. Come back and end your evening by the campfire in the quiet setting.
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Rocky Gap Horse Trails

19 miles of horse trails in the Sumter National Forest in South Carolina. Willis Knob Trail in Georgia combines 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 Chattooga Wild & Scenic River corridor.
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Saddle Creek Vistas

Sunset, SC
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Guided horseback trail rides along the scenic vistas above Lake Keowee. Rides at The Cliffs Keowee Vineyards are available to members and guests of The Cliffs.
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The Keowee Vineyards Equestrian Center

Sunset, SC
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This 10-stall barn offers facilities and programs geared toward enjoying access to more than 200 miles of scenic riding trails through the Jocassee Gorges State Park. Equestrian center and rides are available to members and guests of The Cliffs.
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Whetstone Horse Camp

Access to 28 miles of nearby trails and a good base camp for riders on both the Rocky Gap (South Carolina) and Willis Knob (Georgia) horse trails. The campground is open year-round and has 18 sites with parking spurs for horse trailers. Reservation only. Sites are equipped with water, picnic tables and grills. Vault toilets and drinking water available. Hitching posts throughout the facility. Fee: $15/night.

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