Pickens County Quilt and Bike Trail

Pickens County Quilt and Bike Trail

Pickens, South Carolina 29671, United States

Created By: Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail

Tour Information

PIckens County Quilt and Bike Trail

  • 60.66km or 38 miles Distance
  • 1,042m Elevation Gain
  • Road Black top, Ride Type

· Route type Out & back

· 6:58:35 Est. Moving Time

This bike trail makes a 38-mile round-trip loop in beautiful Pickens County. The full trip takes about 6 or 7 hours to complete but can be broken into several smaller stages.

The trail begins with easy cycling and becomes more mountainous and challenging as it proceeds north. Although it is primarily road biking, you can still enjoy some solitude, and beautiful vistas await you. The trail passes through the City of Pickens and through the northeastern section of Pickens County. Keep an eye out for hand-painted quilt panels (the connecting points of the trail). They are displayed on barns and places to stop and rest along the way. The quilt blocks as well as historical signage and other stops tell the story of northern Pickens County.

Suggested points to start the trail are either the Easley or Pickens Doodle Trail Trailheads. Both sites have parking and restroom facilities.

From Pickens Doodle trail head take:

  1. E. Cedar Rock Street
  2. Right on Stewart Street
  3. Left on E. Main street,
  4. Turn right onto SC N178
  5. Continue to junction of Hwy 178 and Hwy 11 E. Turn right, follow Hwy 11E until you reach
  6. Hwy SC 8S toward Pumpkintown.
  7. Follow Hwy 8S back to PIckens Doddle Trail Park.

To learn more about the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail and read the quilt stories visit our website.

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What You'll See on the Tour

THE DOODLE TRAIL, a 7.5 mile rails-to-trails partnership between the City of Easley and the City of Pickens opened Memorial Day Weekend 2015. The multi-use trail is open fro#256 Railarod Crossing in Rail Road Street of m dawn to dusk for bi... Read more
The Masters Grocery Store, north of Pickens, and across the road from the Hagood Mill. A  popular spot for locals and visitors for breakfast and lunch. Cindy runs the business as a “true country store” with the support of her family, c... Read more
#108 Fiddler's Jig Quiter: Jeanette Moody This restored 1845 grist mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only mill in SC grinding with original wheel components.  The site includes a blacksmith shop, 1791 Mu... Read more
Holly Springs Center is an Appalachian Arts and Culture center for all ages. Appalachian Arts classes, summer camps, and preschool and Kindercare program. #43 Churn Dasher Jeannette Moody The Churn Dash pattern, also called Hole in the Barn... Read more
164 Appalachian Honor The “Appalachian Honor” barn quilt hangs at Holly Springs Country Store located at the intersection of Highways 11 & 178 in upper Pickens County. It serves as a reminder to all those who view it that, “all ga... Read more
#151 A Walk in the Park Quilter Gail Sexton Table Rock State Park headquarters displays the fabric quilt and painted panel.  The quilt block called A Walk in the Park was made to honor COL (Ret.) Nicholas Fletcher III, and Table Rock State... Read more
#283 Mountain Laurel Quilter Gail Sexton Sherry Schell’s family discovered the Table Rock area in 1989, when they decided to leave Atlanta to design and build a bed and breakfast fulfilling their dream. When they found eleven acres with a... Read more
#272 Herb Garden Quilter Anja Townrow Fabric Designer Valerie Greeley Table Rock Tea Company was started by Steve and Jennifer Lorch. Located along the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11, the farm is one of only a handful of commercial te... Read more
#148 Nine Square Quilter Laura Grant Nine Square was installed on the Grant's family Century Barn. below Table Rock Mountian.  The cloth quilt was originally made by Mrs.Grant and given to their grandson for Christmas 2014. The Nine Square... Read more
#267 Capital T Quilter Tama McLarin Tripp Tew The Capital T pattern has many variations and has been around the quilting world for generations. This quilt, circa 1945, was entirely hand-made by Cynthia’s grandmother, Tama. It was made for... Read more
Thse two quilts can be found on the last house on the road.. #120 Harwards’ Hay Day Farm Designed by the Reverend and Mrs. Lucy Harward Quilter Lucy Harward This quilt depicts the Harward’s life together and their many vocations and int... Read more
514 Fleetwood Drive Easley, SC 29640 The Doodle Trail is a 8.5 mile rails-to-trails partnership between the City of Easley and the City of Pickens opened Memorial Day Weekend 2015. The multi-use trail is open from dawn to dusk for biking,... Read more
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