Sesquicentennial State Park

3.18 out of 5
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↑ 500 ft
↓ 500 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
Admission is $2 per car ( during season-beginning Easter there is a charge only on weekends, then on Memorial day they begin charging every day until Labor day). Admission is free during off-season. Trails are a 5 mile loop for beginner to intermediate, trails are well marked, sandy (Best when wet). Dogs are allowed only if on leash. Also walking, swimming, running, volleyball courts, soccer field. And there are bathrooms.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (23)


December 4, 2017
2frankh Trailblazer  
Review: Just an update on the price. It's the beginning of December any they charge $5 to get in the park.

Granny Gear

July 18, 2017
Darin Wink Granny Gear  
Review: As others have said Sesqui is a great place to hit when recent rains have made other local trails to wet to ride. The Loop trail(road) and MTB trail primarily consist of sand. This means it drains almost instantly and really firms up in the wet. The most technical it will get with features will be climbs of roots and water steps and a rare deep drop of approx 29" wheel height. Where I believe it is technical and a good trainer is that same sandy surface. Turn up the heat and attempt to hold corner speed and it will test your cornering skills and your heart. If your skills aren't up to snuff it will tell you in an instant with a quick front/rear washout. If you're going after any prolonged dry period do expect areas of deep loose sand

Granny Gear

May 7, 2017
TonyBolan Granny Gear  
Review: I was wondering why I bought an Orbea Loki 27.5 with 3 inch tires and now I know. The 6 mile MTB trail had plenty of sandy areas to try it out. She did great! The trail s not very technical, but it's a lot of fun and plenty of hills. It's great for beginners or anyone wanting a good work out.

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Granny Gear

July 3, 2016
MWH2 Granny Gear  
Review: I really enjoy this trail. Been riding it for years. It's a great quicky.


June 4, 2016
C-Lo Singletrack  
Review: This area has a lot of potential. What this park considers a bike trail is actually a dirt road. I had more fun riding on the hiking trail that the bike trail. There are a lot of unmarked trails that cut in and out of the woods that were kind of fun. The sand out there is a beast. If you have wide tires it will be easier.


August 27, 2015
Review: I went to this park when it was dry (lots of loose sand) good place to practice balance cause it really wants to throw you off. I went on a off day during the week and decided to cruise around the hiking trail aswell and its a lot more scenic than the biking trail. If they added more technical parts/benches/wallride/anything on the portion of the bike trail that looks like a dirt road for a car I would probably be happy with this trail but that part is alittle boring

Bunny Hop

March 11, 2015
rick4 Bunny Hop  
Review: We ride here when it's too wet at other parks. The sand here is thick in places however when wet its rideable. This is a great ride when you cannot ride at Harbison. Nothing really challenging but you can get your heart rate up. The trails seem to be well maintained. We will go back when the rain comes.


July 13, 2014
mevans0351 Gramcounter  
Review: If you turn into the first parking lot on the left near the Ranger's building, there is a nice 6 mile loop with some climbs and a couple that will challenge you. The only problem with the trail is that it is very sandy and seems to be especially sandy in many turns. Also, be careful of a large drop near the end of the forest part. Great trail to get yourself in shape for some more difficult rides.

Bunny Hop

April 6, 2014
Review: OK place to ride if it's wet everywhere else. Not technical at all - a good beginner trail. As others have suggested, you are better off going to Harbison if you are looking for trails close to Columbia. Sesqui is a last resort for me...

June 12, 2013
Review: Some might say that the sand is too lose but I found it to be a great challenge, if found your wheel to be sliding out you can sort of drift out of it. Also some say it is boring, it is not if you keep moving :)

Sesquicentennial State Park MTB Trail 3.18 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. 23 user reviews.
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