Santee State Park

2.61 out of 5
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↑ 200 ft
↓ 100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Great little trail loop near I-95. Not much else around the area for mountain bikers but this trails makes the best out of the flat terrain. About 2 miles of the loop is on wide singletrack, the rest is on twisty and at times tight singletrack in the dense pine forest. Be sure to wear your helmet, not because you might fall but because there are tons of low branches on this infrequently maintained trail. At times the trail is hard to follow and you'll find several unexpected twists and turns as you build up speed. Overall a nice place to ride, perfect for those new to the sport.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (3 total check-ins)
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  C-Lo   on Oct 28, 2017
  Brettsummer   on May 31, 2016
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Reviews (18)


May 7, 2019
wfool Singletrack  
Review: This was a pretty easy trail. It was fun though. The last review said the trail was closed, but it had been a year so I decided I would check to see if it was open now and it was. It is overgrown in places and I lost the trail a few times, but it was easy to find it again. The blue blazes help. There were a couple of creek crossings but nothing hard. It would be a good trail to take a beginner. A bonus was seeing a couple of fox squirrels

Similar Trail: Sesquicentennial State Park


March 13, 2018
Review: Trails still closed due to storms. Working with State Park to hopefully get them back in operation soon


November 24, 2017
Review: These trails have been hurt bad due to past hurricanes coming through the area. Many many trees down. Only trail worth riding is one next to lake. The Park System is trying hard to work with the Sorba Mountain bike group on getting trails back open and improving the trail system. Once this is done you should be able to get anywhere from 15-20 miles in.
Hopefully work will begin soon.


November 11, 2017
C-Lo Singletrack  
Review: This was a pretty cool trail. Nothing extravagant. Half of the bike trail was closed with caution tape, not sure why. So I had to double back to get a decent amount of milage. Lot of campers hiking on the trail.


May 31, 2016
Review: Counterclockwise started with lake views....really wish the trail was alittle closer so you could actually see a good view of the lake from the trail, you mostly have to get off the bike and walk thru alittle brush to see a nice view....why they didn't put a bench beside the trail facing the lake I'll never know....after the first half of the trail it became really overgrown and i lost the trail twice. Other than that lots of bugs and what others have said flat mostly boring

Bunny Hop

February 11, 2016
Review: This trail is good for someone just starting out on a bike or someone who is just in the area and would like to do an easy ride beside of the lake. Pretty flat overall with a few very small slopes.


June 22, 2015
Review: Santee State Park is a great place to ride. It has some obstacles but is a great place for a great work out. The staff is getting more involved on the up keep of the trails. This fall they are going to hopefully add to some more of the trails. The Lime Stone and Sink Hole trails are ok but are short. Hopefully these trails will be extended in the near future. I understand they are getting guidance from the mountain bike group SORBA who has done a wonderful job at Pointsett State Park. Come and enjoy a nice ride, 8 mile loop. Add the other two trails and you get another 2.5 miles.


May 10, 2015
Review: The trail is in pretty good shape now. Rode last week and one tree was down. The State Park is suppose to take care of it. Come and enjoy a good 8 mile loop.

World Champ

December 19, 2014
Review: Yes it's flat but the trails here are pretty well maintained and there is plenty of wooded singletrack to explore. Great option for the area.


August 5, 2014
Review: 08/02/2014
Have been riding State Park most of the summer. We have done some work on the trail but it has two big trees down. Have brought it to the Park Rangers attention. Hopefully will be taken care of this week. Nice views of the lake at certain parts of the trail.

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