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Sesqui Mountain Bike Loop

 2.9 (12)

4.2 Miles 6.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

235' 72 m

Ascent

-237' -72 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

356' 108 m

High

252' 77 m

Low

Shared By Rich Horton

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Dry, Fallen Trees - loose sand History

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A great option when the trails are a little damp. Short but fun, though sandy when it's dry.

Rich Horton

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Sesqui is the overlooked trail option in Columbia. Harbison is better, but Sesqui has its pluses too.

The official trailhead is inside the state park at the bottom of the hill. I chose to post the option of parking at Polo Road Park instead. The connector trail from Polo Road Park is very close to the loop. If you park inside the state park, the connector to get to the loop is a longer stretch of doubletrack, and lots of it is sandy.

On that note, much of the trail is sandy. During the hot summer, the sand can get pretty deep and loose in places. It makes control a little tough on downhills, and it makes good forward progress tough on uphills. The sections that aren't sandy are typically a compacted bed of pine needles that are good for riding. The entire trail really shines when it's wet. This makes this a perfect alternative to Harbision during these times. While Harbison is muddy, Sequi's sand actually firms up a bit after rain. It makes for good riding when a ride at Harbison would be a mess and harmful to the trail.

The loop is typically ridden clockwise, but it's fun going counter-clockwise too. My GPS measured a single lap at 4.2 miles, but it is a little longer when measured by an accurate cycle computer using the wheel.

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Jul 21, 2018
Christopher Grdinich
Jul 4, 2018
Troy Tague
6.2mi
Apr 29, 2018
Troy Tague
Jan 24, 2018
Steve Simonsen
Nov 30, 2017
Tyler Davis
this is my weekly work out ride I'm there tuesdays and thursdays at 1130ish starting at polo road entrance this is a semi short undulating trail to… 4.2mi
Aug 12, 2017
Peter Gust
Soft sand areas. Poorly marked entrance and exi to Polo rd. 4.2mi
Jun 10, 2017
Johnny Wilson
Fun trail loo. 6.4mi
Mar 18, 2017
Ozzy Castillo
5.8mi

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  2.9 from 12 votes

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in Columbia

#13660

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#1

in Columbia

#105

in South Carolina

#13,660

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