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Tour De Dump (Southside)

Average Rating:    (4.28 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 40

This trail has quite alot to offer: Short steep decents, tight single track, creek crossings, mud, sand, roots, rocks, bunny hop-able logs, you name it's there. most of the trail is easily rideable by beginers, but beware: the powerline section can be dangerous (I've got a knarly collar bone to prove it!) The trail has two loops the first about 5.5, and the 2nd about 3.5.
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Latitude
34.84987503195418
Longitude
-81.8701171875
Trail Directions
Take Hwy 56 out of spartanburg toward Camp Croft. @ 5 miles past school for deaf and blind. Turn left at sign that says Southside Park, (there is also a tour de dump sign)
Trail Length
@ 5.5 miles (short loop)
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Spartanburg
   


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Review Date
October 25, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: melbatoast ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Really nice trail system. Easy enough for someone to start out on, but long enough and with a good variety of obstacles to keep it interesting. Lizard Trail especially is fun (deep drops and some jumps!), but the swooping singletrack through the highgrass on the backside of the trail was fun as well. Some steep climbs and roots, creek crossings (some with bridges, some without...) and a few other gulleys and whatnot. All in all a pretty solid track, you can definitely keep the speed up.

Recommended Route:
http://www.stumpjump.org/index_files/Page759.html

^^dunno if that link has been posted here yet, but it's an updated map with the stumpjump course mapped out.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Paris Mtn, Isaqueena



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Review Date
January 12, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: JAKEEFER ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail can take on different personalities depending on the seasons...
In summer, it has some amazingly fast hardpack with medium to short technical climbs, log hops, small rock gardens, creek crossings and some other "more interesting" features that aren't on the trail maps. In winter however, it can be a muddy leafy mess that can be a nightmare for the unprepared or unskilled.

This trail isn't amazing in any category but has something for nearly everyone. There's enough mileage for good training rides, plenty of technical sections to keep your bike handling up, some trails with large chutes and roller coasters and recently some things that require more nerve and good health insurance.

The trail is very well mapped, with a map kiosk at every major intersection. It is VERY difficult to get "lost".

Recommended Route:
This really depends on what you'd like to accomplish... for beginners staying on the Southside loop is advisable Preferably Clockwise. You'll find that many of the obstacles are only passable for newbies in this direction.

Intermediate and beyond have many choices... my typical ride is Southside CW - High and Dry - Southside - Rock Creek - Centerline - Lizard - Southside ... it is very easy to blend trails together to make your own route...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Paris Mountain



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Review Date
December 14, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: cyclechic ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
At this point, I have ridden this park once, but intend to try and hit it once a month. I like the fact that it is in Spartanburg, close to home for me. The park is very well maintained, thanks to UMBA. We rode a little over 12 miles, at least according to my bike computer, and did Southside Loop, Indian Trail, Rock Creek, and Centerline (twice). Normally we ride Paris Mt, but trying to get out and see other trails. This was very easy, with the exception of the big drops on Indian Trail - those are intense. Had a GREAT time riding the park - highly recommended, beginners can walk through the tough parts.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Paris Mt - but be ready for steeper, more technical (as in more frequently technical than here) trails, a beginner might find themselves walking more than riding here.



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Review Date
November 20, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: clvlc4door ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Basically this is some of the best trails in SC you can get in a great ride about 4+ hours depending on what trails you take. These trails are great cause it all loops so no riding the same trail like at other places. There is also lots of creek crossing which are fun and some spots have VERY hard uphill and then very fast downhill. Like its been said b4 this trail has a lot to offer and is well maintained and marked. Since it is so well marked(with trail maps at each intersection) if you get lost there is something wrong with you. these trails are awesome and worth the drive.

Recommended Route:
First take the left loop the climb up scots hill(pretty hard) but the downhill is very worth it. Then take the high and dry trail and then the rock creek trail. after riding those trails it brings you the centerline trail ride it the top and ride the right side loop back down to the center line trail again. Oh and be sure to hit up the lizard trail its new and lots of fun!



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Review Date
July 12, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: jahlion247 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
After purchasing my bike I went stright to Southside. Now I call it a second home. It is everything I wanted in a bike trail. Technical singles, big jumps, great scenes, wildlife, wonderful downhills and challenging ups. I rotate direction and find both equally bad ass. As I upgrade my Trek 3900, I find myself looking for larger drops. Idaho will deliver! I find some of the riders I run into snobby but I guess their everywhere.

Recommended Route:
Any which way but down. Every trail is a 5, every direction is a 5. Go opposite of the 30+ year old snobs and hags.



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