If you are an equestrian, the Lake Hartwell area has trails to offer the ultimate horseback riding experience. Select your Lake Hartwell vacation region below.
|Georgia Hartwell Region|
Sandy Creek Park
400 Holman Rd
Athens, GA 30607
On Lake Chapman. This pleasant park has a beach, playground, fishing pier, tent camping sites, dog runs, picnic area, horse trails, boat ramp, hiking trails, disc golf course, seasonal inexpensive canoe, kayak and paddle boat rentals; basketball and tennis courts.
Buckeye Horse Trail – Approximately 4 miles one way. Marked with park signs and blue-blazed trees.
The Colonels Bed & Breakfast on Angel Oaks Farm
3890 Barnett Shoals Road
Athens, GA 30605
15 minutes from downtown Athens, caters to people traveling with their horses, Jack and Jill suites are available.
Watson Mill Bridge
650 Watson Mill Rd
Comer, GA 30629
3 miles South of Comer, on GA Hwy 22
You can see an 1880’s covered bridge while hiking on one of the easy trails that start at the concessions area, picnic area, campsites, horse stalls, horse trails, no horse rentals, bike trail, fishing, canoe and pedal boat rentals
|Georgia Toccoa Region|
3181 Hwy 255
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Horseback riding for people over 8 years old, cabin rentals
Lake Lanier Islands
700 Holiday Td
Lake Lanier Islands, GA 30518
Hotel, water park, 18 hole golf course, houseboat rentals, camping, fishing pier, boat rentals, beach and horseback riding.
Open 10 – 6, reservations are suggested
Horse back riding trip (1 hr, 3.5 mile). 4 years old+
|South Carolina Clemson Region|
175 Riverbend Rd.
Greenville, SC 29617
At the foot of Paris Mountain
Open Sat. 9am to 4pm, call for weekday hours, closed Sundays.
Free petting zoo next to the horse stables, picnic tables, hiking trails, small children can by appointment be lead around on a horse for a very nominal fee, horseback riding lessons.
4700 Dacusville Hwy
Marietta, SC 29661
(10 min. from Easley,
30 min. from Greenville)
Horseback riding for those 13 and older.
Sumter National Forest
112 Andrews Pickens Circle
Mountain Rest, SC 29664
864-638-9568 (office open Mon. – Fri., 8-12/12:30-4:30 Hiking/riding trails, fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking and rafting. 15 waterfalls, see website or get a map of the area to locate the trails that will lead to some of them. 350 miles of hiking trails are in this forest. Bikes are also allowed on some trails.
Whetstone Horse Camp
112 Andrew Pickens Circle
Mountain Rest SC 29664
Whetstone Horse Camp is great for those who like to take their horse when they go camping. With 28 miles of horse trails close by, this campground serves as a base camp. Call 877-444-6777 for reservations.
Table Rock Equestrian Center
103 Sliding Rock Road
Pickens, SC 29670
Mon. – Sat., guided scenic horseback riding by appointment.
Table Rock Resorts
144 Sliding Rock Rd
Pickens, SC 29671
(off SC Hwy 11)
2 bedroom townhomes, golf, horseback riding, tennis, seasonal swimming pool