Killer Three Loop

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.97 out of 5
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Intermediate
11
miles

Singletrack
↑ 600 ft
↓ 900 ft
174
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Located on Manchester State Forest in Sumter county, in an outlying area of the sandhills, this trail is characterized as rolling with a sandy bottom and many creeks. This single track ride can also be technical in some areas and offers a series of whoop-de-doos. A local bicycling club uses this loop for races in the beginning of each year. The forest has a mixture of pine and hardwoods, along with draping Spanish moss. In the spring, you will find an abundance of dogwood, Magnolia and azalea dotting the forest, as well as red fox, deer, and wild turkey. This trail is mostly flat with a few short climbs and descents. The sand, leaves, and pine straw makes these climbs fairly tough. A very fun track to ride.
added by Guest December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (3 total check-ins)
  ngibson   on Mar 26, 2013
  klowe8828   on Jan 8, 2013
  klowe8828   on Apr 4, 2012
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Gramcounter

July 12, 2014
mevans0351 Gramcounter  
 
Review: This trail is fun once the spring season starts because the winter storms can cause trees to fall on the trail. Pine needles will be slippery when wet, but it is a fun trail once you ride it a couple of times

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Gnarly


March 22, 2013
jaybird57 Gnarly  
 
Review: ***Per the Sumter Chain Gang... "K-III trail will be closed until further notice. Eighty eight acres are to be timbered with clear-cut and selective thinning of certain areas. Trail areas under the saw on K-III will be at the Bicycle Man, Duke's Turn, White Church and Indian Mound.

Hardcore, Campbell's Pond and The Knot are all open."

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Gramcounter

December 26, 2012
bhair3 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Awesome trail for the area! Some nice features and slightly longer than the rest of the rides in the area. If you ride weekends make sure you get your pass online as there office is closed and no drop box at the trail head.

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Granny Gear

July 28, 2012
 
Review: So being new to South Carolina, I finally had the chance to get away from the rooty trails of Charleston and back to some nice singletrack. Well, maybe. First off, this trail was not as well maintained as I hoped for. Lots of branches and a few downed trees made for a few walks and scratched legs. Then there was the trail markings themselves. I thought I had gotten lost a few times but then the orange tape would show back up and I would make my way over to it and back on the trail. I know this trail gets used a lot but I honestly couldn't tell. That being said, this trail today kicked my tires! It was very challenging and the sand is something new compared to the dirt from GA! I definitely want to try this trail again when they get ready for the races!

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Bunny Hop

July 15, 2012
 
Review: You need to get a day ($5) or a season pass in the office couple miles away from the trail. That office is closed on Sat/Sun, so I rode without paying it. A trail is well maintained and technical. It was 88 degrees outside so it wasn't an easy ride, couple good climbs at the end.

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Trailblazer


June 17, 2012
klowe8828 Trailblazer  
 
Review: Amazing Maintenance to this trail. The most interesting trail around with cheesy signs to keep you looking forward to the next junction. Embraces what makes mtb fun. several transitions from downhill, to sand, to technical, with the option of picking up a "Hardcore" portion for the thrill seekers

Similar Trail: Harbison

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Bunny Hop

May 29, 2012
 
Review: Just rode this trail Saturday 26 May 2012. Loved this trail. Similar flow to the FATS in Augusta, GA. I also loved the indiscriminate and irrelevant signs that dotted the trail, it kept the ride interesting.

Similar Trail: FATS

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Gnarly


February 6, 2012
jaybird57 Gnarly  
 
Review: ***Updated Review*** It's been a while since I've ridden K3 but it won't be long before I ride it again! If you like tight & twisty singletrack then K3 will surely delight! As mentioned in my previous post there are some super sweet big ring, hammer down sections to compliment the twisties & the few short climbs you'll find on the K3. I guess the best endorsement I've personally heard of the K3 was given by two MTBers from Brevard, NC who I spoke to at the TH. They were pretty stoked after just completing a loop on K3 & said they really enjoyed all the twisty & fun singletrack. That says a lot to me personally since these dudes get to ride Pisgah & Dupont whenever they'd like! What are you waiting for, go ride the K3... & don't forget to hit Campbell's Pond while you're there!

Similar Trail: Campbell's Pond

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Bunny Hop

January 8, 2012
Chris35rt Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This is my home town trail system when its covered with leaves it just as fun as if the leaves were gone. Get ready for two nice climbs and some technical areas with great flow to test out your bike handling skills. As of 1-14-2012 trail crew and performing maintenance weekly to the trail so come on out and ride. * Review edited 1/14/2012

* Review edited 1/14/2012

Similar Trail: Fats brown wave

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Bunny Hop

October 23, 2011
radams89 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Not very fast or exciting. I wasn't itching to get back on the trail after one loop. The two side loops were in miserable shape.

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Killer Three Loop MTB Trail 3.97 out of 5 based on 35 ratings. 35 user reviews.
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