With around 17,500 acres of public forest property, knowing where to begin can be a bit overwhelming. The following trails are all in the Lake Isaqueena forest area and have been walked and documented to provide you with a starting place with getting to know some trails in the Clemson Experimental Forest.
|Route||Mileage||Difficulty||Ave walk||water feature/s||Notes|
|Indian Creek||.9||easy||00:24||trail-side creek & creek crossing|
|Willow Springs||3.3||moderate||01:15||trail-side creek & creek crossing||Horses not permitted on Wounded Knee Trail, alternate route for less distance|
|W. Lake/Cemetery||1.9||easy/moderate||01:00||lakeside trail||Alternate route available to hike half the distance|
|Wildcat Creek||4||moderate||02:45||stream and river crossing, waterfall||will cross rapids on Rapids Trail, alternate route for less distance|
|Lower Wildcat Creek||1.6||easy/moderate||00:45||stream and river crossing, waterfall||will wade through 2.5' deep water on Bowman Road|
|Holly Springs||3.18||easy/moderate||01:15||exposure on some portions lend to hot temps in summer|
|Lake-Lawrence||5.75||moderate||02:35||lake-side and creek-side trails||Horses not permitted on Isaqueena Lake Trail|
|Spotted Horse Loop||3.41||moderate||01:30|
Average hiking pace was casual but efficient for all route times above. Times will vary based on effort, ability and interference (possible treefall or route changes).
Trail difficulty was calculated the following formula provided by the National Park Service where difficulty level is based on numeric rating: elevation gain X 2 X distance, the product's square root is the numerical rating then matched with a difficulty rating.