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Baker Creek

Average Rating:    (4.39 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 31

This is a NEW TRAIL. Lots of good climbs and decents. Great singletrack. Technical in places. Promises to be best trail in the area. All this trail needs is to be ridden.
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Latitude
33.88466740785103
Longitude
-82.36347198486328
Trail Directions
From McCormick take 221 south 5 miles to Baker Creek State Park entrance on right. Turn into park, take next left and follow signs to Pavillion. Park at the Pavillion. Trailhead is near top of hill on opposite side of road from parking area.
Trail Length
7 miles open, 3 miles under construction
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
McCormick
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Review Date
December 30, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: azdrawdy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Baker Creek is approximately nine miles of tough roots, short climbs and dips. It will get your attention and keep it for the entire ride.

If you are looking for a cruiser, go elsewhere. If you want to ride something that will make your body scream and beg for full suspension, here it is. I didn't say that you can't ride it w/o FS, but FS makes life easier here! From the trailhead, you can go either way: CW or CCW. This past week my wife and I took a lap in each direction. By the end of the 17 mile ride, we were smiling from ear to ear and beaten down! A stop at the nearby Subway fixed our hunger, and then it was time to drive fifteen minutes and hit another local trail: Hickory Knob. We drive about 45 minutes to ride these and try to do them at least every 6 weeks.

The local park ranger Todd takes a personal interest in this trail, and it shows. Trees are regularly cleared and the trail is cleared of other debris as necessary. This trail is a local gem for our area and gets limited use only because it is a demanding SOB, plus it is kinda remote! If you come here, be ready to ride!

Recommended Route:
The wife and I do them both. Heck, they both hurt!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hickory Knob is only five minutes away and is a great, less-intensive trail. HK has beautiful lake views!



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Review Date
September 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: DieselDan ,  Weekend Warrior , from Beaufort, SC

Summary:
Very tough trail for a novice or a roadie. Lots of ditches to traverse without any bridge. Fast technical downhill sections are quicky followed by slow climbs. A few stream crossings trown in for good measure. I didn't ride the entire trail. I found the trail challenging and will try to go back and ride the whole route. Excellent assistance from the Park Manager with decent camping facilities.



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Review Date
September 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: training wheel ,  Weekend Warrior , from Greenville, SC

Summary:
Rode this trail for the first time today with my 13-year old son. This is a clean, well-maintained trail, that has more than enough technical sections for a beginning rider like myself. Probably a little more difficult than Hickory Knob, which we rode two weeks before. Having facilities at the pavilion is a big plus. Great fun. We'll definitely be back.

Recommended Route:
We rode clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hickory Knob



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Review Date
May 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Brenda , from Fall Branch, TN

Summary:
Great trail. The folks in SC State Parks sure know how to attract mtn bikers. A trail that can be ridden in either direction. Beginners can learn how to ride trails and intermediate/advanced riders can sure ride fast enough to thrill themselves. All different terrain makes very interesting ride. Short climbs, switchbacks, dippity-dos, logs, woods, a few open meadows, lake views. It has it all. We drive from TN many times a year to ride this trail. Good have some fun

Recommended Route:
Either direction

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hickory Knob, Sadlers Creek, Hamilton Branch, Turkey Creek, Stevens (Modoc) Creek, Horn Creek.



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Review Date
April 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Paul R. , from Charleston SC

Summary:
Great trail. Could use a better directional marker system. Technical, challenging, nice facility, well maintained.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hickory Knob Trail system



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