Manchester State Park

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7
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
228
elevation (ft)
4.5
avg mph
31
ridden
5
wishlist
1:00
avg time

Loop
AVERAGE RATING
3.42 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Guest on December 31, 2002
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The trail is about 7.5 mile loop, good condition most of the time. This trail is partially shared with motorcycles and/or horses, so be aware of this. There are probably 100 miles of trails in the forest, so don't get lost. Maps are available by calling or usually at the Bicycle staging area. Also motorcycles, dogs, horseback, hunting (turkey hunting is during april, deer hunting is oct-dec) is allowed. During hunting season ride only on Sundays! For more information: Call Park Office (803) 494-8196
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on Jan 15, 2011
 
mevans0351 on July 12, 2014
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Review: This park has some fun trails to ride and was the place I started to teach my kids trail ride. We return often, and my son and I really enjoy the Hardcore Trail. It has some nice drops and climbs, but watch the roots.

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skiporgo.com on July 15, 2012
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Review: Don't ride then it's hot...88 degrees was tough.. Also pay $5/day fee to ride these trails

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Chris35rt on January 14, 2012
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Review: right now all trail crews are focusing on getting K3 in order but look for us to start on Campbell very soon.

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radams89 on October 23, 2011
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Review: Campbell's pond and hardcore were in miserable shape in August 2011. Not an exciting trail system.

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mcpiv on November 16, 2008
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Review: Great trail system that includes K3, campbells pond and hardcore. K3 is 10 miles, not 7.5 as listed, no real climbing. Lots of fast open singletrack with real tight and twisting sections. The trail builders made excellent use of the natural features of the area. Some minor sand, but not enough to slow you down like at sesqui. Real good for a single-speed. Campbell's pond is about 10 miles total including the Poinset connector and a brief section of road. Very similar to K3's description. Hardcore has the most hills and is much slower than the other 2 trails, it's about 2.5-3 miles and it's trailhead is about 1.5 miles on K3. HC was still under repair in early Nov. from a motorcycle race that used part of it and signs listed it as closed.

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frelup on March 6, 2008
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Review: THIS REVIEW IS ONLY ABOUT THE HARDCORE SECTION OF KILLER III. The "Hardcore" section of this trail is terrible! It starts off alright going through some singletrack with leaves and then very slightly starts uphill with some sand. Next, the tight singletrack turns into about 6 feet wide four wheeler / dirtbike trails. VERY thick dirt that you sink down into, no trail markers, just an uncomfortable ride. If you keep riding (a very tough decision for us, whether to turn around or not) you will eventually find a trailmarker and a great little singletrack. Once you start to enjoy yourself you hop right back on the four wheeler trail. Killer III by itself is a great trail. Just stick with that and if that's not enough, ride Cambell's Pond afterwards. K3 and Cambell's Pond are great. Hardcore is terrible.

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Flavtown on February 22, 2008
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Review: Killer III is a lot of fun. Singletrack with good downhill, and optional Hardcore extension, but Hardcore is terrible. Just take Killer III, without extension it's about 10 miles. Campbell pond is pretty good. Good bit of climbing, good downhill and about 4 miles.

* Review edited 3/10/2008

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frelup on January 3, 2008
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Review: two trails really. killer three and campbell's pond. hardcore is a few miles extra off of killer three. climb campbell's pond and have fun on K3.

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Guest on April 8, 2005
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Review: MANCHESTER HAS HAD ALOT OF WORK DONE TO IT THIS WINTER. The hidden trail and the redhorse additions have changed the ride alot. need to give this trail system a chance. it will become your favorite. Tango

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Guest on April 8, 2005
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Review: THE TRAIL SYSTEM HAS A TOTAL OF 5 TRAILS. ABOUT 20 MILES WORTH. CAMPBELL POND, K-3, HARDCORE,rEDHORSE, & HIDDEN TRAIL.

Similar Trail: LYNCHES WOODS, NEWBERRY , s.c.

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eastcoast_skier on September 8, 2004
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Review: Tango has either never ridden at Manchester, or never ridden at Lynch's Woods because the two trails are about as different from eachother as night and day. Manchester is the "Killer Three" loop, and is a very easy 10 mile ride. It is impossible to get lost there. Lynch's Woods, on the other hand, is pretty technical with a lot of switchbacks, dips, roots, and other fun stuff. Plus, the trails are not just poorly marked, they are not marked at all, therefore making it pretty easy to get lost.

Similar Trail: Some trails at Harbison are a little like Manchester, but not really.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: This is the same as the Killer 3 Loop. Good ride for the area.

Similar Trail: Sand Hills is tight, sandy singletrack. Winds through the woods. Also a fun ride.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: The mainchester trail system has improved the last Two years. We are adding four more trails you review is very outdated. if you are in the area you have to ride the HARDCORE trail. it will open you eyes.

Similar Trail: Lynches woods in Newberry

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Manchester State Park MTB Trail 3.42 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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