Lick Fork (Horn Creek)

3.47 out of 5
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↑ 400 ft
↓ 300 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Fast loop with an awesome section through the pines on the back side. Good climbs, fast downhills. Camping at Lick Fork is available year-round.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Lick Fork Lake
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Reviews (18)


August 5, 2017
Review: These trails were layed out well, and once upon a time were probably good. However they are no longer maintained. They're now overgrown and between 20 -30 trees are across the trails. No one ride here anymore. Sorry.

Granny Gear

April 2, 2016
Review: Visiting family in SC ( we're from Michigan) had to enter trail from road crossing cause gate to parking was closed. I took my son who's not a big biker and he did fine there. Trail flows well and rides fast with some nice hops to get some air.


November 13, 2013
Theejuicer Gnarly  
Review: Decent trail to ride if you are in the area to ride FATS


June 20, 2013
PSUtuna Gnarly  
Review: After speaking with a SORBA-CSRA member he recomened riding here today due to the fact that they completed some much needed maintenance last weekend. I must admit it is not my favorite trail in the area. I rode clockwise from the parking area near the campsite. The first two miles has moderate climbing with limited downhill. Some roots and rocks. overall a nice section. From mile two and a half till about three and a half is a moderate climb. Then opens into old cash crop clear-cut. This again is a nice fast section. The final mile and a half is relatively flat with few technical spots, but follows along scenic Horn Creek. The smaller loop trail connected to this trail has not seen a lot of use and has nearly disappeared. In my opinion its not worth your time. Overall its a good trail but I would not suggest making a long drive to ride here. If you are in the area it's definitely worth your time! Combine this trail with Turkey Creek or Wine Creek that are in the same area to make a day of it!


May 18, 2013
Review: Trail is in pretty bad shape right now from downed trees. Two bridges were totally trashed. Might want to check the CSRA sorba website for more info before driving down to rider this one for a few months.


December 26, 2012
duddetts11 Gnarly  
Review: As of mid-Dec 2012: heavy leaf cover, but remains fast and flowy. 3 distinct sections: first several miles through big woods, in and out of stream crossings with bridges (a few off camber and bumpy). Next, on to a high upper meadow crossing with a great zigzag downhill. Chapter 3: open woods along streams with a final punchy rocky climb and sharp uphill surprise. All in all, worth the trip. Note: main parking lot closed for winter, but parking on forest service road is allowed.


June 10, 2012
klowe8828 Trailblazer  
Review: Great trail. A little downfall currently around the 3 mile marker. There are few directions to the trail head, so after you pay at the pay station, take the road immediately to your left and proceed through the camping area. The trail head has 2 options, go right to circle the lake, about a2 mile loop, or go left to take the 6 miler. The left trail is the one you want...a few roots, very flowy, fun trail.


March 29, 2011
brianW Gnarly  
Review: Rocks, roots, off canter 6 mile loop. Fun loop if you enjoy an old style trail. Make sure you pay for the parking (box at the sign) if not you may get a parking ticket.

Similar Trail: modoc, turkey, wine, keg

World Champ

February 21, 2011
Review: Horn Creek Trail is not closed. USFS is working on the facilities there and the camping area, lake is closed. But you can still ride/hike the trails.

You have to park at the new parking lot which is up near section 3. Instead of turning right into the main lot, stay straight on the gravel. Go past 2 right turns, then park on the right.

Granny Gear

February 21, 2011
kristyh Granny Gear  
Review: Entire park was CLOSED, gated off, could not access anything, and sign on gate was posted "closed since August 2010". Have no clue why they have not completed refurbishments listed but it is not accessible...a wasted trip :(

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