Fant's Grove (or Twin Lakes)

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.93 out of 5
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Intermediate
5.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,000 ft
↓ 900 ft
790
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Well just ride out there and you will see lots of trails leaving the road. just take one and see where it leads you.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (141 total check-ins)
  Kurti_sc   5 days ago
  Kurti_sc   1 week ago
  Kurti_sc   on Aug 11, 2019
  Curt Kurz-Edsall   on Jul 31, 2019
  Curt Kurz-Edsall   on Jul 24, 2019
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Reviews (16)
 

Gramcounter

September 9, 2019
Kurti_sc Gramcounter  
 
Review: Trail is in great shape right now. Some sandy sections are getting a little sugary, but it's all very rideable and very flowy.

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Gramcounter

May 5, 2019
Kurti_sc Gramcounter  
 
Review: The Lake Trail portion remains in good shape and fun. The trail going out to the rifle range is finally open again after some serious logging. It's not the best connector trail through the logged area, but as it gets ridden in, it will get better. At least we can now get in the full 14.5 mi perimeter loop route again. That is a great ride.

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Gramcounter

January 18, 2019
Kurti_sc Gramcounter  
 
Review: The trails are normally great with a lot of fun, fast, flowy singletrack. On Jan 16th, however, some recent horse rides on wet days have made a muddy mess of the trails. Some nearby logging has also cut off a few trails. Give it a week to dry out and it will be better.

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Granny Gear

July 26, 2018
kmccraw Granny Gear  
 
Review: A well maintained, well marked trail. Probably more on the easy side of intermediate. Trail is a lot of fun and true cross country mounting. Hills are not too severe and pace can be maintained. Be sure to watch ahead for horses and trail muffins...and note that the blue trail is much less maintained and used and markers are hard to find at times.

Similar Trail: Issaqueena Trail

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Granny Gear

June 3, 2017
vt92 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great old school trails! There are over 25 miles of trails in the Fants Grove system. These trails are not as well marked or maintained as other local trails, but I can definitley recommend these trails. There is a good amount of single track available without having to ride fire roads between trails.

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Granny Gear

May 7, 2017
vt92 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun, old school single track. Better during the week, than the weekends.

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Granny Gear

January 6, 2017
 
Review: Great beginner Trails, heavily shared with the equestrian community, I would say at least as much horseback riding as MTB, maybe more... but riders are welcome and the trails are fun!

Similar Trail: Issaqueena Lake Loop

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May 8, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: When it's dry, it's fast and flowy. Perfect for SS. A lot of work has gone in to make it drain better and such. A lot of work has also gone in to repair horse damage or to make it more suitable for our hooved partners.
There are rides when I feel it doesn't get any better than this. But then again, after a rain and a horse day, I sometimes end up on the road back to the truck. Can't give it a 5 for that reason. But hey, it's nature. What do you expect. Also, super duper pizza and a salad at Rick's is only about 2 mi away for a post ride recovery.

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Granny Gear

October 18, 2014
 
Review: Was not a big fan of these trails. The day I went the horses had made a mess of the trail and there were parts of the ride that were unridable. Watch out for downhill sections. No banks on the turns and the horses cause everything to wash out. Also make sure you bring a map. It's very hard to find the trail at parts because they all break off from each other. That said I would absolutely go back and ride there again. The green trail is a good beginner trail, you just have to stop a few times to get over obstacles caused by horses.

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Gramcounter

July 11, 2014
 
Review: What a treasure Fant's Grove is. I have ridden it extensively and as other reviewers have mentioned it has a variety of terrain from sweet flowy singletrack to wide open fire roads. It's not a technical as Issaqueena north of Clemson, but for fun intermediate terrain and extensive continuous loops, it wins out in my opinion.

Horses are around and they can leave the trails in a mess. I find that if you avoid riding after a heavy rain, you can pound right through the horse trodden areas without too many problems. I always try to dismount when I come across horses. The horse folks appreciate this and it's just good manners in this shared area. That said, I have only seen horses twice in dozens of rides, though I will say that I mostly ride after work on weekdays.

Back to the trails. My favorite loop by far is the Green Triangle loop (reference map linked in the last post). There is a great mile or two along the lake with nice views and nice fast single track. Take the map because it can get confusing with all the trails leading all over the place.

In my opinion, the best place to start is from the Butch Kennedy Trailhead off of Woodburn Rd. Three of the four loops intersect here and there is plenty of parking.

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Fant's Grove (or Twin Lakes) MTB Trail 3.93 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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