Level: Advanced
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 10 riders
 

Mountain Biking Oconee State Park (Sumter National Forest)

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#19 of 109 mountain bike trails in South Carolina
#1735 in the world

Oconee has six nature/hiking/biking trails originating in the park. The Oconee Trail, Old Waterwheel Trail and Lake Trail are loop trails within park boundaries. The Hidden Falls Trail and Tamassee Knob Trail are out-and-back trails that begin in the park and travel to U.S. Forest Service property. The park is an access point to the Foothills Trail. The Oconee Connecter Trail connecting Oconee State Park with Oconee Station Falls at Oconee Station Historic Site is a furiously fast DH run approximately 4 miles from the TH at Oconee State Park. Please be responsible with your riding, as this one trail is extremely fast going down Stumphouse Mountain. Rarely do you ever see hikers, but to get back is a 4 mile bike hike back up the mountain unless you shuttle from Oconee State Historic Site back to Oconee State Park. The other trails are pretty sweet and would be rated as aggressive XC to AM by far.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From I-85: Take Exit 1 to Hwy 11 toward Walhalla. From Hwy. 11 take Hwy 28. Travel through Walhalla and continue for approximately 10 mi. Turn RT (fork in the road) onto Hwy 107 and the park will be 2 mi on the RT. If coming from GA on Hwy 28, turn LT onto Hwy 107. 624 State Park RD, Mountain Rest, SC. Park works on honor system most of the time - $2. Acquire trail map from Park.
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  • SCFreerider
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    Oconee State Park is a sweet spot to go for outside adventure, especially MTB'ing. My top trail is what we locals call "9 Minute Run" . It is a 4 mile DH run that is very fast, reaching speeds in excess of 40mph breaking responsible. Up to 60 mph not breaking....Seriously! It is the connecter trail from Oconee State Park and Oconee Station Historical Site where Oconee Station Falls. You can take a cool dip in the stream where the falls are after a furious fast run down the mountain. The rest of the trails are really sweet AM to XC trails with an awesome scenery. Lots to do in the Park as well! I highly recommend this Parks Trails.

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