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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +374/178 ft
Total: 44 riders

Mountain Biking Lynches Woods

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#46 of 114 mountain bike trails in South Carolina
#3,380 in the world

This is a GREAT trail! It has many switch backs, creek crossings, and washboards. This trail is the best I've ridden in SC.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
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  • 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
From Exit 76 on I-26, near Newberry, drive toward Newberry on SC 219 to the intersection with US 76/SC 34. Turn left, and drive to the traffic light where SC 34 splits to the right. The entrance to Lynches Woods is at a large sign on the left.
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  • eonmellitz

    A fun trail, very winding with quick ups and downs. A bit hard pick out bike trail with so many horse trail intersections. The low traffic can make it easy to miss a turn and end up on a horse trail, many of which are private and lead out of the park. After a few weekend visits to familiarize with mountain bike trails it has become a fun local destination. Note, the park road loop is also a great ride for gravel and cx bikes.

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  • mgirard1956

    This trail is NOT marked at all! I found no parking area, no markers, but only a 4-5 mile 2-lane gravel loop, not fun at all.

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  • C-Lo

    This could be a fun trail. I had to dismount to get over 10 trees in the first two miles. The trail was leaf covered but could still be easily followed. The park rangers need to get a head start cleaning this trail up for the season.

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  • Brettsummer

    Leaving a advanced review due to rocky creek bed that follows a drop, few trees across path and a few other obstacles as well as a couple hilly parts. Caution on creek bed it will sneak up on you nearly hit it at speed ha-ha. Looks like someone's keeping the trail up as when I went aa couple portions had the leaves racked away. Trail is beautiful right now with the trees changingcolors.

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  • JodyGMountainbikes

    Fun trail system. Put in 14 miles with not to many disappointments. Nice switchbacks and crossings. Looks like SORBA has had some work parties out here. Will come back when in town

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  • PSUtuna

    Great trail! It does need some maintenance, but nothing major. In my opinion, the few times I had to "hike a bike" did not take away from my experience. Great, tight (very tight in some place) single track, creek crossings, limited climbing, and great flow. Would have given trail 5 stars if not for the small maintenance issues.

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  • sturides

    Midlands SORBA has been working on these trails and they are becoming ridable again. A few new blowdowns on the trail still need to be moved. A few more work days and this great technical trail system should good to go. If you are interested in helping out contact Midlands SORBA on Facebook or at [email protected]

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  • klowe8828

    Update: Midlands SORBA had a work day here on 4/14/12, so should be back to good.
    Trail has a ton of potential, but is currently not suitable for biking..trees down everywhere, and not trees capable of hopping..and of course in places that have best potential of having a good flow. trail also seems to simply disappear at times, to be picked up across gravel road or just hope for the best...beat suited for and being mostly used by hikers and obviously horses..phew. Go to harbison, k3 in Sumter, or make the drive to FATS* Review edited 4/15/2012

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  • jasonhappe

    I thought it was great. Plenty of riding. Will start riding there on a regular basis. The trails have been clear of the fallen trees.

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  • sturides

    1st and last time here until some major trail work is completed. The trails is all singletrack with many tight corners, a few creek crossings and way to many trees across the path. A few trees are great but the area needs some cleaning up. Lots of branches at eye level. No fast runs.

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  • barnet2

    this trail really stinks. i found it extremely boring, crammed, and unnatural. The trail starts less than 1/8 mile away from a major highway and you can hear road noise from the trails.

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  • bpowell1sc

    Track was challenging. Very poorly marked. Good ride but would have enjoyed it more if i knew where the heck i was going. Poorly maintained. Lots of trees covering trail

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  • 41ants

    I found this trail to be narrow with a decent flow to it. There are some downed trees so you either have to try and hop over them at the expense of your chainrings or walk around them. The climbs aren't that difficult, but some of them are rooty, so if there has been a recent rain those sections will be slick. The trails were all marked at the begining with signs letting you know which were hike/bike and horse only. Once in the trails, there were some parts that deinitely could use some work.

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  • bpowell1sc

    As reviewed by others train was poorly marked. Trail also poorly maintained as there was many downed trees that need to be removed. Those two aside this single track is a good ride. Have been riding Harbison for three years and this was a challenging ride. Not too technical. Would be a great singletrack if marked better and maintained

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  • mcpiv

    Had the day off from work so I figured I'd go ride a new trail. Glad I picked Lynches woods. This trail is a lot of fun. Kinda technical, but not too difficult. Lots of ups-n-downs, but long climbs. Few small creek crossings. Very tight twisting single-track. Very good use of the terrain being that the park does not seem to be all that big. I have to agree with the other reviewers when they say that the trail is not that well marked. it crosses the Palmetto trail and horse trails several times and I had to guess which way was correct. Will be back soon to ride again. Would also make a good day hike.

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  • KenfromCali

    This trail is great! Be prepared for some fast descents, some technical climbs, water crossings very tight twisty singletrack! If you are "no Lewis and Clark" you may want to ride it with someone who knows the way. I was able to follow it, but there were some spots were I was winging it. The trail is poorly marked, but in most spot its obvious to follow. The technical climbs were steep and make this a tough seven miles...BUT A BLAST TO RIDE!!!* Review edited 4/5/2007

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  • eastcoast_skier

    This series of trails is definately awesome. However, the trails are very poorly marked. If you are not familiar with the system you will get lost, so allow for time to become unlost.

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