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

Mountain Biking Red Loop

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#60 of 109 mountain bike trails in South Carolina
#9956 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!

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 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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  • bhair3
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    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
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    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
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    As of 10-14-12 trail crew have been working to get trail cleaned new sections have been added.

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

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