Santee State Park

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6
miles

Beginner

Singletrack
↑ 200 ft
↓ 100 ft
125
elevation (ft)
6
avg mph
16
ridden
4
wishlist
1:19
avg time

Loop
AVERAGE RATING
2.44 out of 5
About This Trail
added by jeff World Champ on May 6, 2006
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Great little trail loop near I-95. Not much else around the area for mountain bikers but this trails makes the best out of the flat terrain. About 2 miles of the loop is on wide singletrack, the rest is on twisty and at times tight singletrack in the dense pine forest. Be sure to wear your helmet, not because you might fall but because there are tons of low branches on this infrequently maintained trail. At times the trail is hard to follow and you'll find several unexpected twists and turns as you build up speed. Overall a nice place to ride, perfect for those new to the sport.
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Santeerider on August 4, 2014
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Review: 08/02/2014 Have been riding State Park most of the summer. We have done some work on the trail but it has two big trees down. Have brought it to the Park Rangers attention. Hopefully will be taken care of this week. Nice views of the lake at certain parts of the trail.

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bhair3 on December 26, 2012
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Review: Only a small section of tight fast section for some fun, the rest is wide flat and best served as just a relaxing ride(if you can deal with all the roots)

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JBrawn on August 27, 2012
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Review: Ditto on all previous posts. It's a 7 mile trail fairly well marked. The visitor's center attendant said the park manager rides the trail every morning, but I think only for the first 4-5 miles because at least the last 2 miles were pretty poorly maintained. I'd still ride it for a break from the road when passing through, since it's so close to I-95.

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skiporgo.com on July 15, 2012
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Review: It's an easy and flat ride. It goes wide for 4 miles and you can feel a nice lake breeze. After that you turn to the foods and it becomes messy. The trail is not maintained and it is not easy to find a path all the time.. It narrows down and becomes a real jungle, watch out for spiders and elks everywhere..one jumped right in front of my bike on the trail. Riding next to the lake was easy and a real pleasure, riding in the jungle wasn't that fun..

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mtnmarauder on November 10, 2009
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Review: Flat and fairly fast just pay attention to the blue blazes and watch out for roots. A lot of them are hidden under the pine needles. There are some good views of Lake Marion but that's about it. Overall not too bad since nothing else is available in the immediate area.

* Review edited 11/10/2009

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John Fisch on April 11, 2009
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Review: Theres not much to recommend this trail other than there seems to be nothing else in the immediate area. Very flat, half doubletrack, and not very long. No scenery to speak of. It did beat spending the evening sitting in the hotel room in town.

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frelup on March 16, 2008
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Review: Very flat. No hills. Lots of pine straw and leaves. Some great views of the lake. Cool little beach area. About 7 miles. Manchester for fun!

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Flavtown on March 16, 2008
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Review: This trail pretty much sucks. It's all flat and boring. The state park there is pretty cool, but nothing to special. There some pretty good views of the lake where the "cliffs" are. Go to manchester for a good ride.

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KenfromCali on March 4, 2007
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Review: I've been wanting to explore around the Charleston area for other places to ride. So I took the 50 mile drive from Summerville with hopes that is it would be worth it. It's not the most challenging trail I've ever ridden, but I have to say I had a nice ride with some great views of the lake. I also saw several deer and a few turkey along the way. The condition of the trail was great. Although I had my head in my A a few times and missed a turn where the leaves were thickest...My fault though, the blue hashes were clearly marked and I just missed it.

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Santee State Park MTB Trail 2.44 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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Trail Features
 
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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