Pickens county Quilt Trail Bike Trail

Pickens county Quilt Trail 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 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.


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What You'll See on the Tour

Fiddler's Jig Quiter: Jeanette Moody A quilt block known as Fiddler’s Jig has been mounted on a barn at Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center. Jeanette R. Moody of Liberty made the original quilt block in 2010 as a wall hanging ... Read more
Churn Dasher Jeannette Moody The Churn Dash pattern, also called Hole in the Barn Door or Monkey Wrench, has been in continuous use in South Carolina for over 150 years. Quiltmakers enjoy combining the triangles and rectangles into nine-pat... Read more
Mountain Laurel 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 view of Tabl... Read more
Herb Garden 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 tea farms in the continental United States. ... Read more
Capital T Tama McLarin Tripp Tew When the Rickenbakers came to the Upstate of South Carolina in 2020 from Fayetteville, North Carolina, little did they think they would buy an Inn and store on the north end of Pickens County. What was suppo... Read more
A Walk in the Park Gail Sexton Table Rock State Park headquarters has a new fabric quilt and painted panel.  The quilt block called A Walk in the Park was made possible in part through a Pickens County ATAX Commission grant and a donation ... Read more
Laura Grant Nine Patch A pattern called a Double Nine Patch has been mounted on the old Central Roller Mills. It is reminiscent of the Purina sign that was used on the mill for many years.  Sara Newton, mother‐in‐law of Bobby Ballentin... Read more

 

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