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Palmetto Trail Fort Jackson Passage

Average Rating:    (2.89 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

The Fort Jackson passage of South Carolina's Palmetto Trail is a winding trail that has some sections of shoulder width tree passages and some relatively easy ascents and descents. The trail follows parallel to Leesburg Road almost the entire duration of the passage, but lies off of the road enough to enjoy the scenery. The first part of the trail from the kiosk is well traveled with foot traffic, but tapers to almost no use at all for the latter part of the trail. This is a fresh trail as of 1999 and is still a true singletrack with some very good maintenance. The eastern part of Columbia's soil consists almost entirely of sand, but this trail defies the stereotypical drags of riding on sand. The trail is well marked with trail signs and yellow flashes on the trees.
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Latitude
33.987068143792804
Longitude
-80.88907241821289
Trail Directions
Interstate 77 to Exit 10/Jackson Boulevard. Take left off of exit. Go past gate and follow traffic circle around to Marion Avenue. Follow Marion Avenue for .8 of a mile to Semmes Road. Take a right on Semmes Road and follow for 2.2 miles. Kiosk for trail is on left across from entrance to Twin Lakes Recreation Park.
Trail Length
Unknown
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Columbia
   


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Review Date
April 23, 2010

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Frodellio ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
First off, I had to wonder around Fort Jackson for 20 min just to find a trail head. Once on, the sandy parts are a little tough but the trails are dynamic enough. No trail markings and there are forks everywhere. Not worth the BS of getting through the gate and wondering around. And be on alert!---I was riding and came up on some tropps training in the woods...I don't think they had guns but who knows! I won't be going back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Harbison Forest



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Review Date
September 8, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Mcpiv ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Out and back that follows Leesburg road. Nothing to special here, a few minor climbs and some twisting and turning. The trail also goes for a litte way into the fort but then it becomes sidewalks. I find parts of this trail difficult to follow due to low use and lots of pinestraw on the trail. This trail does get bonus points though for being only a 5 minute drive from my front door.

Recommended Route:
Find a spot along Leesburg to get on it and go, I think its about 15 miles one way.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Harbison, K3



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Review Date
September 22, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Ivan Haynes ,  Racer

Summary:
To bad it's not open to motorcycles. I used to ride out there all the time.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
TNT motorsports park



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Review Date
July 25, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

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Reviewed by: Jackie Jamenson

Summary:
Just as Jason from Cola explains - it's HARD and FAST. I rode w/ Jason one day and he is an animal. Everything he suggest is correct except the side trail He and I took for our own rough riding!!!! Watch out for this trail and Jason. If he asks for extra Lube just say NO - He will break your bottom bracket. His blue eyes will distract you from the trail. I give the trail 2 tires and Jason a limp one!

Recommended Route:
I go both ways!!



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Review Date
May 10, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: Jason , from Cola.

Summary:
This is a great trail for beginners or those who just like to get out for descent workout. There is very little elevation change, but you do get a few short downhills along with some gradual climbs to keep it interesting. Wish something could be done about all the sadn, although it really doesn't affect your ride except on the fire road crossings. The scenery is nothing to brag about, and there are no creeks or water to speak of. The singletrack sections can be fun if you ride them hard enough. Overall this is a fun track and its only 4 miles from my house (a big plus). Go try it atleast once.

Recommended Route:
Start at Gate#5 and ride parrellel to Leesburg Rd.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Harbison, Lynches Woods



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