July 27, 2016
I like Lake Conestee for riding for a variety of reasons. The unique nature of the variety of trails means that riders from all skill levels have something that will challenge them. A beginning rider can learn the trails fairly easily, and navigate most things fairly easily. For the intermediate or expert rider, a faster ride adds difficulty to some trails and challenges await in areas that are easily overlooked, such as the fire spur climb downhill descent. The area offers water and bathrooms, is convenient for parking, and also includes a part of the Swamp Rabbit trail that connects nearby Greenville and Traveler's Rest. Overall, a fun ride, and hikers and bikers coexist fairly peacefully, which is always a plus. The trails are all well maintained as well.