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Sand Hills

Average Rating:    (3.1 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

95% singletrack. Trail twists and winds throught the woods. Good for beginners cuz it's not hard (no killer climbs or decents), but hard core riders will enjoy the trail too. Some sections of the trail can be really sandy. Go, check it out, you won't be sorry.
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Latitude
34.55237689787007
Longitude
-80.07797241210937
Trail Directions
North on Hwy 151 past Hartsville to McBee. Turn RIGHT on Hwy 1. Go 10 miles to a dirt (sand) road on the right. There is a trail sign that points the direction. Go half mile to the parking area on the right. Trail head is obvious. Trail layout is posted. The trail itself is well marked with blue bike signs.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
McBee
   


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Review Date
October 28, 2007

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: CSStreett ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Trail is unrideable! This was one of the best trails in SC 8 or so years ago. The State Forrest thought it would be a good idea to clear the trail with a firebreak machine.
Ever try riding a bike in a ditch.



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Review Date
August 20, 2007

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: croscoe ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This place needs a lot of work. I knew this before riding it, but I guess I had my hopes set a little high. There was a $5 fee to ride the trail. I probably only rode 2 miles of actual single track (which was almost invisible due to pinestraw and brush). I got lost a few times because of the logging damage and eventually found my way to the highway and rode it back to the trail head. It's a shame because with a bit of work, this trail could be something nice. If you're going to be in the area and want to ride, go ride Cheraw State park. It's in great shape and flows really nicely.

Recommended Route:
Highway 1

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cheraw State Park



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Review Date
January 3, 2007

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: azmountainbiker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Decided to take off on New Year's Day and give this trail a try. I started off from the trailhead off Highway 1 after paying the $5 fee. The ride started off nice, even though it looked like I had been the only person to ride it in a few weeks or months. After about 4 or 5 miles the trail disappeared due to logging thinning in the area. Once I found the trail again, I took the extension. Again more logging debris that destroyed the trail. Crossed HWY 1 and enjoyed some short technical downhills. However, the trail disappeared again among the fallen trees. The rest of the ride was really bad due to logging debris.

In short, I would NOT recommend this trail in its current shape. I feel like the state of SC owes me five bucks. Foresters need to do a better job of preserving trails when they come through and do their thing.

Seems like it would be a nice trail sans the logging debris and IF more people rode it.

Recommended Route:
I went counter clockwise. Seemed like the way to go.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Harbison, Manchester and anything in McCormick and Edgefield counties.



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Review Date
March 29, 2004

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: thammer62 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode this trail the second weekend in March ('04) with a buddy of mine and we really enjoyed it. The trail head has moved since my SC trail book was published...it is now out on the main road (highway 1). We still drove down the dirt road and started at the old trail head to avoid confusion. This trail took a hit from the ice storm we had a month ago or so...there were trees covering the trail to where we had to walk 20 some yards around the fallen debris. There were about 5 big trees down that slowed our momentum but we could safely say the trail is great minus this rare tree down problem. It is tough to follow the trail in some spots even though there are blue bike signs and markers everywhere. Pine straw covers some spots and can lead you off the beaten path. Overall, great trail (classic tight, somewhat sandy, rooty southern singletrack). We'll go back (only if we know the trees are no longer crossing the path). As another rider mentioned, the $5 fee is steep but what can you do.

Recommended Route:
We went counter clockwise from the old trail head (which is about 100 yards down the nearest dirt road from the new one up on the highway).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Not too many around the Pee Dee region ... I wish though!



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Review Date
April 8, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: J Man , from Hartsville, SC

Summary:
Starting off clockwise allows riders to warm-up a little before hitting some hills. You can easily average 12 mph for the first 2.5 miles. Sand in some corners will drop you quicker than you can say cloon. A nice variety of speed, climbs, and switch backs but not too technical. A nice ride for beginners and experienced.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise - Go back down the road you come in on (about .2 miles) and take a right. Better than starting up hill.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Harbison State Forest in Columbia. Expecially the new loop (about 7 miles)on the other side of Lost Creek Drive



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