Issaqueena Lake Trail

Pickens County, South Carolina

Distance1.7mi
Elevation Gain671ft
Trailhead Elevation713ft
Top717ft
Elevation Min/Max681/717ft
Elevation Start/End713/717ft

Issaqueena Lake Trail

Issaqueena Lake Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Pickens County, South Carolina. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 713 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 671 feet. This trail connects with the following: Rocky, Lawrence Trail and Rocky Extension.

Issaqueena Lake Trail Trip Reports

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12/31/2008
at least my hundreth time on this trail(my fourth in 2 weeks) -- everytime is great. always fast and tight switch backs. several different trails to take in this area. the one that runs beside the dirt road is my retuen trail. i get on it after i climb the big hill. there is a big pine tree laying across the trail at the end about 6 foot above the trail. waiting to see which of my merry band of followers gets decapitated (none yet but i have had 2 go off the cliff close to the dam) it all started with me and my oldest son, 10 years later it consist of 6 of us.love this sport
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10/1/2005
Issaqueena is an awesome area to ride. The Lake trail is the most well known. Very beautiful. The best way to do the rock is the hit the left side at running speed. There are probably 40-50 miles of trails in Issaqueena and all can be accessed from the main parking lot. Lots of great loops. As good if not better than Tsali.
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1/19/2004
Far more than 7.8 miles of singletrack. You could ride all day without re-tracing your path. Trails from beginner to advanced. Get a map at Sunshine cycles in "downtown" clempson(sic).
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12/5/2000
This is the best riding in South Carolina. The lake trail is fun, but not as fun as all the other trails. There are so many trails out here it is unbelievable. Each time I go I ride something different. Go with someone who knows the trails, it is easy to get lost. Watch out of locals, once saw some teenagers fishing and I guess we interupted them, because they left before us. When we rode back out they had strung fishing line up on the trail and pulled dead fall over the trail, not to mention the broken bottles.
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Trail Information

Pickens County
Nearby City
Clemson Experimental Forest, Department of forest Resources; (864) 656-3302.
Local Contacts
USGS Clemson; an inexpensive map.
Local Maps

Trail Log