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Cheraw State Park Bike Trail

Average Rating:    (3.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

Abundance of tight,sandy, twisty southern singletrack in heavy woods.
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Latitude
34.615126683462194
Longitude
-79.92279052734375
Trail Directions
Take Hwy 1 North to Cheraw. Before State Park entrance on left take Auction Barn Rd. About 1/4 mile is a very large stump. Park along side the road. At stump head back on trail beside the road toward Hwy 1. This is a loop and will end back at the stump from the other direction.
Trail Length
9.9 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Cheraw
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Review Date
October 21, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Gutman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice rolling hills in sandy pine forest. Logging will be going on for a while, so be careful. The Hartsville Polar Bear Cycling Club will be working with the Ranger to flag and then route/reroute the trail after the work is done. There is a nice trail head now. Be sure to sign in. The trail is free.

The outer loop is 7 miles. There are some shortcuts, so you can ride figure 8 or make longer loops. Nice trail.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Poinsett in Sumter. Harbison in Columbia.



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Review Date
November 19, 2011

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: tfraser ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is not well defined, and places the blue paint on the trees is missing or just scarce. Some of the problem is the heavy coverage of pine needles. The best areas are where the lanscapers are harvesting the needles and have raked the area. Rode the 7 mile loop. The only technical is from fighting the sand. Seems like even the downhill requires pedalling because the sand is trying to drag you to a stop. There is not much climbing. The trail does not see much use. Had the place to myself on a nice Saturday. Beats riding the road.

Recommended Route:
Follow the map clockwise from the parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Uwharrie near Troy NC, Charlotte area trails.



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Review Date
July 4, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: croscoe ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I ride this trail at least once a week because it's only 7 miles from my house. There are a few fire roads but it's mostly singletrack. Around the 3 mile mark, there's a set of "whoop-de-doos" where you can pick up some decent speed. In my opinion, the trail seems faster/more fun to ride clockwise. There are plenty of sections where you can "floor it", but keep an eye out for the sand.:) There's a few nice climbs as well. Don't take my ratings too seriously as this is the only dedicated bike trail I've ridden so far.

Recommended Route:
US-1 South



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Review Date
February 1, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: cat ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode this trail this weekend. This is a fun trail. Drove down from Charlotte to ride, our trails are wet from the snow and ice. It was incredibly dry at this trail. Great singletrack, you can really carry some speed. The 5 dollar fee was a little much but all in all I really enjoyed myself. Excellant place for a Single Speed. I didn't have enough time to do this trail and the one that is south of Patrick, but you can bet next time I'll get 2 laps at both places. Great job to the trail-workers. Some areas were even raked. Watch the marks on the trees, its easy to miss turns and get off the trail if at cruising speed.



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Review Date
November 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Neil Brown , from Florence, South Carolina

Summary:
This is a fun Trail - Challenging in places. A much
better ride than Harbison, and in better shape than
Sandhills. All this trail needs is more riders. This
is a good trail for beginners and experienced bikers,
but beginners should take it easy the first couple of
rides. Helmet, glasses and plenty of water are a must.



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