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Manic Monkey

Average Rating:    (2.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

From www.manicmonkey.info: Trail is primarily single track and is a true Low Country style trail. Although mostly flat, technical challenges are created naturally with existing terrain indurations and narrow twisting turns. Highlights include lake views, marsh views, and a constantly changing wood featuring palmetto groves, large southern oaks with Spanish moss, and wax myrtle tunnels. This trail can be very wet or muddy after heavy rains. This trail is classified as 'primitive' until it has one year worth of break-in time. The first loop, BOOYA, is 3.5 miles. The second loop, BOOGIE, will be approximately 2.5 miles. Combining the two will give you a great ride. Look for the second loop to open in the Summer of 2004
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Latitude
32.86747661083543
Longitude
-79.78271484375
Trail Directions
The Manic Monkey Plantation Trail is located at the KOA Campground on Highway 17 North just one mile north of the Hwy 41 and Hwy 17 intersection in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Trail Length
6 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Mt. Pleasant
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 6, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: musdg ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail has been closed permanately by the land owner

Recommended Route:
N/A

Other recommended trails in the same area:
N/A



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Review Date
January 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: tyler ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is definantly a lowcountry trail. It is has enough twists and turns to keep you occupied in the absence of elevation changes. More trails are to be made at this place and hopefully they will get ridden enough to get packed down. As it is now the trail is fun for the lowcountry but the singletrack is extremely slow. (if you ride wider bars you might want to watch your knuckles... the trail has some spots where the trees are very close together)

Recommended Route:
follow the signs with the little monkey face on them, it's really well marked

Other recommended trails in the same area:
marrington plantainion, summerville loop, newington



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Review Date
November 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Eddie Spaghetti ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail doesn't see much traffic so it is still being broken in. However it's not worth $3. Marrington is free and better. Save your money and hit the Plantation.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Marrington, Killer 3 Loop



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Review Date
October 25, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: freyholio ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I just rode this trail for the first time today (25 Oct 03), but I did four laps so I think I have a good feel for it.

Technical riding: I wouldn't consider this trail too technical. There are a bunch of trees to hop over, and a couple tight corners, but the most "technical" part of the trail is how bumpy it is. There are no rocks, but there are a ton of roots and bumps. A few more roots than marington plantation, but a lot more bumps. Traction is extremely difficult due to how much your rear tire is bouncing around.

Hills: None, nada, zippo

Cornering: This is a nice windy trail that stays interesting. Just the right amount of turns to keep it interesting. Watch out for the leaves and needles or you might lose your grip.

Speed: There are very few places to get a head of steem on this trail due to the bumps and corners. If you work hard, though, you can really pick up a lot of time.

Soil quality: The dirt here is sandy, but really quite good. I can see that it gets muddy at certain times of the year, but right now it's completely dry. However, there are a lot of needles and leaves out there, so watch your traction.

Overall: This trail is worth your time to ride. Because it is so short, however, plan to ride it multiple times each trip out. I'm looking forward to the new section of trail openning up. Until then, it is interesting enough to tolerate many laps, especially if you are searching for a good smooth line. Good luck!

Recommended Route:
Stop at the main lodge and pay your $3.00. They'll give you a map and tell you how to get to the trail head

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Marington plantation and summerville loop



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Review Date
October 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
1 Year

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Reviewed by: Ed ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a fun lowcountry trail. It is a bit technical and twisty on the Booya, but when you mix the technical sections with the marsh trail and the canal roads, you get a little bit of everything, speed and technical. Yesterday I rode the full Booya trail and then hooked back into the trail at the abort, through the grinder and back around a couple times. I mixed this with some runs down the marsh trail. Overall, a good ride!



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