May 23, 2013
This is an update to my last review. I came out here today with the sole intentions of doing a GPS track of this trail. Unfortunately, the tree canopy was too thick and I lost reception. Anyhow, I included a picture of the trail system map and submitted the location of the trail head for everyone to use. I have rode here several times, and every time I ride here it is wet, wet, wet! So, I waited for a day that I thought the trail wouldn't be so wet... was I wrong! My route: I started at the trail head and biked the blue to green, green to red, and red to blue/yellow back to the trail head. This trail is not technical at all, and I only rode about 10 miles, but I feel like I rode 30 miles! The HORSE RIDERS have completely destroyed this trail system. There are parts that the trail has gone from sweet singletrack, to being ten feet wide where the horse riders have tried to avoid a little mud. The outcome is mud holes, that in some places, are 8 to 12 inches deep. The red section of the trail that I rode today was awful. STAY AWAY FROM THE RED! This section is an old logging road that is nothing but red clay. I had to stop several times to clean my bike just so I could keep going. Several times my bike just completely stalled out and I would spin the rear. Right now, the purple trail, part of the Palmetto Trail, is closed due to logging. Between the loggers and horse riders this beautiful trail system is pretty beat up. Don't get me wrong. I still had a blast riding here, but I will not be returning until the summer months when I know it has not rained for at least a week, maybe more. I don't want to discourage anyone from riding here. There are some good sections of singletrack, but be advised, you are going to get muddy and there are some sections that are just not able to be rode. If you are in the area, check it out! BUT DO NOT make a special trip to hit this trail! If you do, make sure the weather has been dry and hot for awhile! P.S. bring the bug spray!