Hickory Knob State Park

3.74 out of 5
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↑ 5,900 ft
↓ 6,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Roughly 7 miles of winding trail along clarks hill lake. No real difficult climbs or technical sections, several great places to stop and take in the scenery, and even go for a swim in the lake. All in all, an awesome trail, probably my favorite in the csra area.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (2)
System Trails (2)
Turkey Ridge
Beaver Run
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (6 total check-ins)
  GrindingGears   on Dec 2, 2017
  Codyjoelsmith   on Oct 18, 2017
  Tinman261   on Aug 14, 2016
  wsligh   on Nov 26, 2014
  wfool   on Aug 17, 2014
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Reviews (17)

Granny Gear

January 30, 2020
Review: It is a great find trail, but right now not maintained. Deadfall blocking several sections of the trail which is 6.2 miles from The Barn and back around. Beautiful lake view when riding. Great trail for training and exercise or to take in beautiful view and relax along shoreline.


May 21, 2016
bboehman Gnarly  
Review: Rode FATS one day and then Camped at Hickory Knob SP that night. We got up early the next morning and rode this loop prior to packing up and heading home. Great scenery and a nice little trail. Nothing difficult just a fun little loop. I had been to the park years before for two years on Spring Break for Golf trips previous to this trail being built. The park has everything you need.


August 18, 2014
wfool Singletrack  
Review: Rode the Lakeview Loop. It looks like it doesn't get ridden much. From what I could tell, I had the trail to myself. There were 6 or seven trees across the trail. Other than that, it was a fun ride, lots of views of the lake. I saw a few deer, a turkey, and a couple of snakes.


November 6, 2013
WillardZ Trailblazer  
Review: Lakeview loop had some areas that were difficult, was fun to ride. Beaver Ruin, and Turkey Ridge were beginner trails, had to pick up my bike several times because of fallen trees over the trails.


July 24, 2013
thutton Poseur  
Review: Rode the turkey trail (2mi) then the lake view trail(7mi). Both were in pretty good condition. The turkey trail was a comfortable, easy ride. Lake view provided a little bit more challenge. A number of fallen trees but overall good ride on both trails. Would recommend.


May 16, 2013
dgaddis Doubletrack  
Review: The Lakeview Loop has been CLOSED due to damage from an XTERRA triathlon held during the pouring rain. The trail will be re-opened once it has been repaired, visit www.sorbacsra.org for details on the workparties to re-open the trail.


September 17, 2012
duddetts11 Gnarly  
Review: Great trail(s). Starting at Long Cane Barn, rode Lakeview Loop CW for a fast, fun, flowing ~7 miles of single track. Had to hike-a-bike over a number of downed trees, but otherwise, trail was in great shape. Nice views of lake, with some great punchy hairpin turns and a few rock features thrown in to keep you on your toes (pedals...). Finished up CCW on Turkey Ridge. Don't be deterred by big trees down as you enter the trail. Once across them, hit the hammer and enjoy a beautifully cut single track! Thanks to Hickory Knob and SORBA-CSRA. Definitely get a ride in here if you're in the area!!* Review edited 9/16/2012

* Review edited 9/17/2012

Similar Trail: Paynes Creek,
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Granny Gear

June 25, 2012
Review: Quick 5 mile loop. I did it twice while in town from NJ for a family reunion. Pretty easy, but fun.


April 13, 2012
GungHo Poseur  
Review: Fun trail with great views of lake and lots of elevation changes


March 29, 2011
brianW Gnarly  
Review: Loop has great views of Lake Thurman (largest man made lake in the east) Trail goes out along 7 fingers of land sticking out to the lake. Many places to stop to take a quick swim.

Similar Trail: Lake Springs Loop, Bartram Trail

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