Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 17 riders

Mountain Biking Red Loop

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#56 of 114 mountain bike trails in South Carolina
#4,409 in the world

Previously called "Hardcore", this trail was rebuilt and re-signed recently.
The singletrack is part of Manchester State Forest, and shares a portion of
the trail with the Killer Three Loop. Red Loop is shorter than Killer Three,
but more technical and has a few nice climbs that you wouldn't expect in
such a flat part of the state. The forest has a mixture of pine and
hardwoods, along with draping Spanish moss. In the spring, you will find an
abundance of dogwood, Magnolia and azalea dotting the forest, as well as
red fox, deer, and wild turkey. A very fun singletrack!

First added by naygoo on May 9, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • 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 the junction of Hwy 378 and Hwy 261 S, 28 miles from Columbia, 16 miles from Sumter, travel ten miles south on Hwy 261 to County Road 63 (Poinsett Road), turn right (west), travel one mile to parking area on the left. The parking area has a sometimes blank sign and little else. The trail starts near the paved road heading left when facing the road. The trail is marked with blue bike signs. If you follow the road to the end you'll be at Poinsett State Park, you've gone too far! But there is some great camping there. Information: Manchester State Forest, 6740 Headquarters Rd. Wedgefield, SC 29168, (803) 494-8196.
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  • rebelrouser

    very fine sand made this one impossible on 7/30/17.

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  • bhair3

    Nice trail to add in to your k3 loop. alot more sand and some steeper climbs, trail in good condition as of 1/5/13

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  • JBrawn

    Maybe I was on it maybe I wasn't. Nice signs, but conflicting one this way--> then one that way

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  • Chris35rt

    As of 10-14-12 trail crew have been working to get trail cleaned new sections have been added.

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  • dfranks

    I have road this trail. It's fun! Only a few crashes. Lots of sand, lots of roots.

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