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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +245/93 ft
Total: 28 riders
 

Mountain Biking Kiwanis Fairground

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#119 of 395 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#2,782 in the world

This is a short but fun trail jammed into a small piece of land between the airport runway, the National Guard armory, and the fairgrounds. Reminds me of the old days when kids would build trails wherever there was a spare acre or two, except these seem a touch more official with signs and everything! Some of the tightest, twistiest singletrack you'll find anywhere, just wish it was longer... One surprisingly steep drop along the trail - I won't spoil the surprise :)

First added by Jeff Barber on Jun 11, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Trail starts off the road that goes in between the fairgrounds and the armory on the right as you head south of town on US 19. Hit the airport and you've gone too far. Turn in between armory and kwianis bldg, keep straight and you'll see the signs to beginning over in right corner of field.
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Q: Is it hilly?
A: Not really. There are some very short, steep, ups and downs but I wouldn't classify them as hills. More like bumps. That said, it's not easy. But you also won't be climbing continuously for minutes at a time.

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  • WRFRANKLIN521
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    Lots of roots and poorly maintained. trail is not well marked and short, lots of rubble and trash from construction or the airport. Don't waste your time here,

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  • oldschool59
    *****

    Rode for the first time 09/17/2017. Lots of post hurricane Irma tree damage. I'm sure the group that maintains it will have it cleared soon.
    I'll be back.

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  • Cameron Bowen
    ****

    Definitely the most unique trail I've been to in Georgia. Tight and technical as promised! There is even an awesome bamboo forest and creek to reward you for riding through all the roots. You feel like you are moving so slowly the whole trail; I averaged only 5.2 miles per hour and most trails I average 8-9 mph. I recommend riding a full-sus and installing your old skinny bars. My biggest problem with the trail is that I was constantly getting hit by branches and spider webs, but I did ride after work on a weekday, so it may be better on a weekend. There wasn't enough trail markings, so I had to guess which trails to take when they split. I'd definitely recommend riding this trail at least once to break up the monotony of all the smooth, dumbed down IMBA style trails.

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  • jmc10129
    ****

    Very technical. Not flowy and it's the same thing for the whole ride. Somebody has built a teeter-totter recently. I would like to have some directions. It's got colored tape marking the trail but no arrows. I've been twice and ridden it two different ways.

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  • Philip Ball
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    From a technical standpoint theres nothing wrong with this trail. Its a nice bit of technical singletrack. Some parts of it are more technical than others. I gave it 4 stars but its perhaps 3 to 4. The main problem with it is that its just 6 miles of the same thing, the same singletrack covered in roots and rocks, not flowing, smooth singletrack but punishing technical stuff. A little is good, but this much (and nothing else) isnt so much fun.

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  • Damon
    *****

    Great trail! Tight, twisty, technical, doesn't allow much speed for attacking climbs, and a few serious drop-offs. Lots of roots and ruts... lots of fun with what they had. Done on 29er, don't expect fast and flowing, but fun and technical.

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  • infamousderrick
    ****

    Had a good ride. Trails are pretty tight at times, definitely glad i have a 26 . Tons of roots will definitely kill your tail bone so get ready. Overall good ride.

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  • Rob Ames
    ****

    fun trail, always empty when I go.. be careful in the bamboo! some are cut off too high and are quite dangerous

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  • shredda35
    ***

    Fun tech trail it's a challenge with the roots if its a little wet really cool bamboo section

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  • baldzilla
    **

    Not easy to find this one. Go between airport and NG armory buildings. Trail is extremely thin, full of roots and rocks, and vines.
    Slow and technical. Truly like a hiking rather than MTB trail.

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  • ***

    Good, technical trail. Do not come here if you like fast, flowy trails, but if you like technical, don't miss out on this trail. I brought my 29er and found myself wanting a 26er. A lot of switchbacks, no berms. I didn't ride this trail in reverse, but I think it would be more fun that way. Seemed like more quick, technical climbs than decents. Thank you to whoever it is that made this trail and keeps it in the great shape that it's in!

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  • marsooka
    *****

    made my first sub-hour ride. went from kiwanis bldg. completed trail and back to kiwanis bldg. in 62 minutes.

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  • marsooka
    *****

    very good. i enjoy starting from the bamboo entrance across from the car-wash (now a new doctors facility across from food depot) and doing the entire trail. there's a fallen pine-tree by the upper creek and the new cut-away is tough (thanks to who did the work)- great trail, can be hard work till you have better endurance. i ride this on my 24" dk-sentry; cool beans trail 4sure.

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  • jbitrick
    ****

    Just finished this trail with my 29er. The trail is tight with many twists and turns. I don't recommend using a 29er. If you have a 26, bring it. A 26 would be a lot more fun.

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  • Rockchick786
    ****

    This is a fun tight, twisty and winding trail. You don't get to build up much speed because of all the curves but this track is still a fun one. Has interesting and sudden drop-off and climbs as well. Doesn't have many roots and rocks compared to most trails either. Has great scenery too as you bike by a creek, magnolia trees and even a bamboo forest.

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  • cubanchurchill
    ****

    Awesome trail !!!
    Didn't give me a workout but the reviews about it being technical are a understatement. Tight, twisty, sudden drop downs and drop offs, then short technical climbs on the other side of those tight switchbacks & no speed to climb them with. Trees so tight I had to turn my bars to get through them. The drop off suprise that was talked about is wicked sick and almost looks not doable. Oh and did I mention I was on my 29er ? I wish I would have had my 26er to navigate those tight trails- next time I think I will. If you want to improve your technical skills- start riding this trail.

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  • KEITH_BASS
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    This trail needs a DO OVER ,any one know who is in charge of this trail?

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  • GoldenGoose
    ***

    About 6miles of riding out here now. Twisty, tight, and somewhat techy. Speed is hard to come by but you'll still get a good workout in. I was amazed by how much trail they crammed into this little space. It got a little boring after about 4-5 miles. Not my favorite style of SC trail but still a good one to hit up if you are in the neighborhood.

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  • kwnichol
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    Not for Beginners!!! Trail could use some maintenance* Review edited 2/14/2011* Review edited 2/14/2011

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