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Modoc

Average Rating:    (4.35 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 26

An in and out trail at this time. Around 12 miles total. Technical in places with many quick uphills,downhills, dips and creek crossings. Will work you if you push. Not for a beginner rider. This is one of the more challenging rides in the area. If the bridges are wet, WALK THEM. Very slick. If you ride it, give it a review here so the volunteers who work on it can see what you think.
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Latitude
33.73133529853226
Longitude
-82.1945571899414
Trail Directions
Take Hwy 221/28 to Modoc, SC (a crossroad). At the intersection with Hwy 23, turn on to Hwy 23 and go @ 1 mile to the trailhead on the left. There is a paved lot prior to crossing Stevens Creek.
Trail Length
6 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Modoc
   


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Review Date
July 4, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Goatass ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is written from an "Advanced Beginners" perspective, too many of these reviews seem to be written by "third ring all the time" types. MTBing seems to be like golf, kind of like me taking Tiger Woods advice on how good a golf course is. SO, if you are sport or expert class, take it with a grain of salt...This is a tough trail for a beginner, lots of dismount if you aren't technically proficient. If the trail is wet, it takes on a whole new meaning, lots of side hill lies with slick roots and the trail turns snotty real fast. Not as well traveled as some of the other trails in the area, but once you've ridden it, it will soon become one of your favorites, cuz it kicks your butt, but in a nice way, always makes you want to come back.WIsh they had a "The End" sign. it just kind of dies out.

Recommended Route:
In and out, only one way to go, unless you go to the access point 2/3 of the way down, why would you???

Other recommended trails in the same area:
FATS is the local favorite, for good reason, but this trail is great, and I like Keg Creek as an alternative. Widely varied terrain.



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Review Date
January 9, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: ehscottoncofield ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good trail, technical in parts. The description of the trail from MTB.com says the trail can be slick, believe it! There are a lot of roots, some of them need to be ridden around rather than over because they are slick. A lot of the ditch crossings are over rocks and are very slick as well (I hope over time maybe some of these will get bridges). The trail runs along Stephen's Creek for a good ways, and it is a nice view although it is a big drop from the trail down to the creek.

Recommended Route:
In and out trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Augusa Canal, Horne Creek @ Lick Fork, Lakeview @ Hickory Knob



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Review Date
October 13, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: joxur223 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is my new favorite trail. It's a good mix of challenge, scenery and fun. Seems to be a little less challenging than Wine Creek with it's creek crossings and rocks, but more challenging than the Hickory Knob/Bartram/Lick Fork routes. It's also one of the most straight-forward to get to, since the trailhead is right off Hwy. 23.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
HKSP, Lick Fork, Wine Creek, Turkey Creek, Bartram Trail, Augusta Canal Singletrack



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Review Date
November 22, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Wishbone ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Its been a couple of years since I've rode this trail, but the creek crossings are still as challenging as I remember. Today the weather was perfect with the majority of the leaves on the ground. The view was prodigious from one ridge to the next with Stevens Creek far below. The trail is in very good shape with only a few huge pines down about 4 miles into the ride. Stopped at the painted tree property marking at about the 5.5 mile marker. The trail looks like it goes on but it was a bit over grown and getting late in the day. Next time I'll be prepared for the journey. This trail is well worth the ride from Columbia. Great job SORBA-CSRA...excellent

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lick Fork-Horn Creek, Wine/Turkey Creek,



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Review Date
February 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Chip , from Harrisburg

Summary:
SS from North Carolina: You've ridden Pump Station and Modoc - that's all - and you've decided Augusta doesn't have much to offer....? You haven't rode Turkey or Wine Creek? Or Lickfork (not that it's much to write home about)? Hickory Knob? FIRETOWER? What's your specific complaint? Obviously we're not going to have a 10 mile climb in the mountains here (not that that's what *I* want from a ride), but you might consider that you haven't seen everything here (or maybe even everything at Modoc; did you happen across a "detour" with the 45 degree climb..? Going 20 mph on the return downhill alongside 25 foot rocky cliffs isn't "technical" as a 500 foot drop I suppose? For that matter, how fast did you bomb into the start of it out of the parking lot? There's a lot of places in the U.S. that would LOVE to have the variety Augusta has.

Recommended Route:
Around the horse poop?

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tower Hickory Knob



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