Cheraw State Park

3.83 out of 5
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↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 2,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is a great example of what South Carolina has to offer. The trail uses every feature possible. The trail is almost completely singletrack except for the few fire road connectors. The first mile or two is weaving singletrack with a few short hills - really fast and winding. The scenery will change as you enter different areas from sandy and lots of tightly spaced pine trees to packed sandy, loamy dirt. The flow of the trail is smooth so you never really lose momentum. The deeper you go in to the woods, the more the terrain switches. Up through mile 7, the terrain is up, down, winding - but just fun to ride. The last three miles comes after you leave the small playground at the back corner of the property. You'll know this because the trail seems to follow the road back to the trailhead. This is one of the those trails where its best to ride AFTER a rain. The first two times I went was after a wet spell and the sand was packed and great to ride. Yesterday was the opposite. Some locals told me they haven't had much rain, so the trail was extremely dry which meant the sand was incredibly loose. There were many corners where trying to manuever at speed was impossible without a tire digging in, washing out and flopping a rider on his head. That still didn't deter me from having a great time, though.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (18)

Granny Gear

August 30, 2018
gehill Granny Gear  
Review: Great ride while I was visiting family nearby. Will be back again.

Granny Gear

June 11, 2017
Review: The trail is definately a beginner trail. There isn't but 1 or 2 small jumps on the entire trail. You want to ride this one after a good rain due to the sandy soil. For the most I like it. Great 8-9 miles for training. Flows really smooth for most of the trail.


April 4, 2017
wfool Singletrack  
Review: Cheraw State Park was fun trail. They packed a lot of trail into a small area. When I was there, they had just completed a controlled burn. It has hills with short climbs and descents. It flows really great. I would go back.


July 6, 2016
Review: Nice roller coaster flowing trail


June 30, 2016
Review: it is definitely a beginner trail but not a good one. theirs nothing exciting about the trail. it feels like a hiking trail and they just toss the bike name on it. While sand is not always a bad thing there is way to much of it on this trail and when I went it was starting too be overrun by plants.

Granny Gear

September 3, 2015
EmoSuxorz Granny Gear  
Review: Great beginners trail! Today was my first trail ride in nearly 25 years and I had a blast. This was my 13 yr old son's first time on a single track ever. He doesn't have much experience riding a bike period, let alone riding on a trail. He had an excellent time and cant wait to go back (neither can I).

There is some sand, lots of pine cones, and slippery pine straw to keep you on your toes. I am highly impressed with my kid's confidence and ability to ride the whole loop. Neither of us are all that fit, but we are working on it.

Granny Gear

June 17, 2015
Review: This was my first time out on a single track this past Sunday. Had a blast. Did the entire loop and did it a second time using all of the listed shortcuts. According to my GPS it was 10.9 miles for the two loops so the total length is not the 9.2 listed. Can't wait to go back.

Bunny Hop

August 26, 2011
Review: The trail is well marked and definitely a beginner trail. There are patches of sand on portions of the trail and pine needles cover the rest. There is minor elevation changes and I enjoyed a morning ride that gave me a break from traveling on business.

Granny Gear

September 22, 2010
macstilton Granny Gear  
Review: Fun Ride... It was dry, so the sand was tricky.. nice rolling speed, in and out of the pines

Granny Gear

October 2, 2009
Review: I found this trail to be fun , well marked, and a good place for a beginner to start. I will try to increase my speed each time, the trees are kind of tight though.
If there are any females looking to ride on Fridays or over the weekends who would like to make a friend let me know. My husband isn't into MB so i'd like to find people who are :)

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