Marrington Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.74 out of 5
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Beginner
12.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 400 ft
↓ 100 ft
43
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
At the trail head, you'll find a posted map. There are usually maps in the mailbox at the trail head sign too. The trail is primarily single track. The main loop, which is well marked with red hash's on the trees and mile markers, is twelve miles that takes you through a pretty well maintained singletrack. The trail is considered pretty rooty (as described by some who have rode several more trails in this area of SC than I have). I didn't find the trail technically challenging. However, it's a good workout trail and there is enough scenery to keep the ride interesting.

I haven't seen "him" yet...but I understand there is a section of trail on a berm where one or two aligators like to bask in the sun :O....

There are two (or three) alternative routes that cut the ride a bit shorter (to about an 8 mile ride). These "short cuts" are marked in blue. As I discovered, after a good rain, you'll want to cut the back area of the twelve miles off and take one of the alternative routes, as that area is dubbed "The Amazon Swamp" for good reason. Although the area isn't impossible, the ride is not enjoyable due to deep mud (not to mention how it ruins the trail) It does look as if who ever maintains the trails are looking to remedy the trouble area's by raising the trail and putting down a one foot thick sand base over the worse area's.

There are a few jumps, berms and possibly a "pump track" near the last three or so miles for those of you who want a bit of "Free Riding" or BMX style riding...
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: admission cost -Amanda Trueworthy

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Reviews (28)
 

Granny Gear

December 1, 2018
oldkeeper Granny Gear  
 
Review: Flat and a fair number of roots. A few manmade features (eg., teeter-totter) along the way. Overall a good ride.

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Granny Gear

March 18, 2017
Crosstowne Granny Gear  
 
Review: Really fun. The Foster Creek Loop added some real difficulty to it. This is the closest thing to mountain biking this side of Columbia.

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Trailblazer

August 2, 2016
Irongrave Trailblazer  
 
Review: Road here for the first time last weekend on a new to me Rumblefish I bought locally and wanted to try out. I was greeted at the main parking lot by one of the main maintenance guys from the Fat Tire Freaks. He was super helpful and gave me a recommendation on the ride. They have done a great job with the maintenance of the main trail and seemed to have cut a lot of the roots out that were causing issues. while not technical it is a fun ride. There is only so much you can do with flat land on a Navy base. I plan on riding it again when I am in that neck of the woods. Just keep an eye on the trail conditions as they have a strict wet trail policy.

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Granny Gear

February 4, 2016
 
Review: The trail is very rooty, and mostly flat. there is some fun to be had tough. There is a nice "drops" section were there are five 3-4 ft drop offs. If the rest of the trail is mondane, riding it just to hit the drops would make it worth it for me.

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Granny Gear

April 20, 2015
bjjmtbr Granny Gear  
 
Review: Very well kept and fast mostly flat trail. Excellent trail for beginners. However, for advance riders maybe not as challenging although their are technical areas within the Marrington trail system for advanced riders.

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Granny Gear

April 17, 2015
 
Review: Trails are monotonous and boring. If any type of technical difficulty is what you are looking for, then look at different trails. In addition to this the trailbuilders have an incredibly poor additude about trail usage. If fun, challenging single track is what you are looking for, then look elsewhere.

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Granny Gear

December 7, 2014
BP7272 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good for getting some miles in.

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Gramcounter

March 17, 2014
bhmtb Gramcounter  
 
Review: Easy ride on well-maintained mostly level dirt trail, which can be shortened from the 12 miles possible. Free to park and ride. Adjacent to military base.

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Gramcounter

March 23, 2015
Guest Gramcounter  
 
Review: Actually it's technically not free to ride as you have to purchase a yearly trail pass from the Weapon Station office.
I haven't purchased one in a while but I believe it's $10 for the yearly pass.

Similar Trail: Wannamaker North Trail

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Doubletrack

October 30, 2013
jaybird57 Doubletrack  
 
Review: Loved riding this trail system during my time living in the lowcountry!

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Granny Gear

June 27, 2013
mandy1993 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail is okay. Youll peddle pretty much the entire time. Not fast pased. Very easy. Technical track could use maintinence. Dont get me wrong it is fun and very beautiful. And for a quick ride close to town its perfect.

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Marrington Trail MTB Trail 3.74 out of 5 based on 28 ratings. 28 user reviews.
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