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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +472/237 ft
Total: 148 riders
 

Mountain Biking Anne Springs Close Greenway

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#29 of 109 mountain bike trails in South Carolina
#3140 in the world

A well established trail system which seldom used. Tight and technical . Maps aren't perfect and many trails merge and split. It runs along a creek with swinging bridges. Ride only green and red , yellow is for horses.

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
"From I-77 , take the Ft. MIll exit #85. Go through Ft.Mill on hiway 160 . Just past the town om the left is Leroy Springs Recreation Complex.Turn into the park and go all the to the back to park. A map board with maps is at the trail head just at the edge of the woods.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Ft. Mill, South Carolina

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  • bikeit420
    *****

    Visiting from NY and rode here. Awesome flowing trail with short climbs and many wood bridges and rollers. I felt like I hardly had to pedal as this trail has great flow. I would say it's an advanced beginner to intermediate trail. Nothing crazy, just some rollers and roots. Rode Prairie Loop and Paradise Loop. Tunnel trail is very cool with tunnels! Signage seemed very good. Pretty clear which trails are biking trails. There is a a $5 entrance fee but to me well worth it. Most of the bridges are wide but one or two are three boards wide but easy.
    There is some height involved on the bridges. Could be ugly if you fell off the bridge. Easy to just slow and handle all bridges. Adventure Rd. is best place to park for trails. It was my first time there and parked at the complex entrance @ 971 Tom Hall St. Also a good parking area.

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  • ConleyD
    *****

    Flowy, hilly singletrack perfect for beginners. Had a blast

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  • cpurv
    *****

    Great trail! Plenty of technical as well as fast moving sections as well as switch backs

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  • Hickman49
    ****

    These trails were amazing! I just wish they had a jump track and prairie loop is the best trail there to me.

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  • C-Lo
    ***

    A lot of the old trail are closed and new ones are under construction. If you park at the dog park you can catch the Prairie Loop around to the Tunnel Loop, and Avery Loop. A lot of trust and turns on this trail. Not many straight aways to get much speed. Trails are well marked. The new trails are directional so bikers and walkers travel in opposite directions. Hopefully I can make it back when they are finished. Be prepared for the $5 fee. There is a spot to wash your bike by the parking lot.

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  • John Adams
    *****

    New trails are in place and very nice. They have been doing a lot of work on these trails and it shows!!

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  • eddyz9
    ****

    Very well-maintained, mostly well-marked intermediate-level trails. (The Sugar Loop is labeled advanced/black diamond, but it ain't. This is coming from an intermediate rider.) There is a $5 "admission" fee. Not a lot of climbing, but of course that means no really fun downhills either. I gave it four stars for maintenance and signage, but were no big thrills for me, just a pleasant ride in the woods, along a creek, and across some fields if you do the Prairie Loop.

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  • Brettsummer
    *****

    Wow. Really great trail. Some roots but to a fun level not overly annoying. Tight twist and turns all kinda of little bridges and boards over water. Then after the school loop, the prairie loop opens up to some open fields. Small climbs but the flow is really good on this trail definitely a hidden gem

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  • HazelFilms
    ****

    In the area for work, and brought my bike along. I had read over the other reviews, when searching for the trail I wanted to ride since I was only going to be in town for one evening, and only had time for one trail. I found this trail to be a lot of fun. Of trails I've ridden, was there a higher than average root count, yeah sure. Is this a MTB trail in the woods? Yes. Did I feel like the roots took away from the ride? Not in the least. The trail felt like it had a nice flow, and at no point did I feel like I was fighting to keep my momentum. there are a couple loops to choose from, or combine, so you can really pick a route that fits your time/desired length, quite easily. Over all, I thought the trail was a blast, and would ride it again.

    Note: there had been rain the previous day, but the day of my ride had been sunny, windy, and in the 50's. When I reached the trail head, there was a sign stating that the trail was open for hiking/running, but closed for bikes. Ground seemed fine to me, and a runner that had just finished told me I should go for it, cause the trail wasn't that wet. Not sure if there was anywhere online that was updated with the trail status, but I hadn't seen it, so you might want to keep that in mind if it's been raining recently. All that being said, I rode, I only hit a few muddy spots, and most of those were specifically related to creeks that crossed the trail. Ride safe!

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  • MTS29
    ***

    These trails were just ok for me because their were no very challenging sections and the sugar loop isn't even that hard so with that said this trail is 100% an easy XC trail. The only good thing about this trail is that you some decent speed in some sections but that's it.

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  • rgrab
    *****

    Back again from Florida, love the Sugar loop to school house west counter clockwise! Well kept trail, well established, with recent work done as well in some areas. Keep up the good work.

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  • mountainbiker224787
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    This area has a lot of potential but sadly the trails need a lot of work. Most frustrating are the jarring roots and the very steep corners (covered in roots) on the switchbacks. Do I like to go over roots? Of course. But not for 9 straight miles. Aside from what I like, we're never going to grow the sport if the only options are rooty trails - especially since newbies (which we all were at one point) don't have high-end bikes that smooth out the ride. It takes time and effort but building up the trails to cover exposed roots makes for a more enjoyable experience for 95% of mountain bikers out there.

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  • mountainbiker224787
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    This area has a lot of potential but sadly the trails need a lot of work. Most frustrating are the jarring roots and the very steep corners (covered in roots) on the switchbacks. Do I like to go over roots? Of course. But not for 9 straight miles.

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  • rgrab
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    First time riding here, took sugar loop and school house east. Nice conditions, rained a little the day before. Good mix of flowy downs and slight tech on the ups, I'm from Florida so the downhills were a nice treat! I'll be back when I'm in the area for sure.

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  • Samatcnc
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    Review of just the Prarie Loop and the Mill Pond Loop (School Loops and Sugar Loop are the other trails and are more demanding). Well maintained and they recently did some work that widened a swing bridge that prior to this was barely wide enough to fit the bike across. Well maintained and mostly smooth paths. The Greenway does close them after a rain, and there are several spots that can take a few days to dry out so check the website to going. I'm relatively new to MTB and this is very nearby so ride it a lot. It's a good place to learn and build some confidence before trying more challenging trails.

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  • orts01
    ****

    This is my local trail where I can always find a great workout, some technical riding, and other regular riders. It's too near me to not take advantage. There are some good climbs and some equally fast descents. The technical nature comes from tight switchbacks and gnarly roots that criss-crossing the path. The local trail club has done a great job maintaining and upgrading areas as required.

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  • mtbmt
    ***

    Not a bad trail, but I didn't find that fun. I was disappointed as the reviews were pretty good for this place.

    One thing that stood out which I did like was the basin. There is a large area with a couple nice runs into the dip.

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  • jpneely
    ****

    Great little trail. Ive been riding this one for 10 years or so. never fails me! It's good to see the managers of the trail still improving and maintaining little trails that a couple of us started back when we first found the greenway back in high school! Plenty of fast sections with roots to watch out for. Also the "bowl" section is still a blast to ride.

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