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Poinsett State Park Race Course

 9 votes

Length

10.5 Miles 16.9 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

Elevation

579' 177 m

Ascent

-588' -179 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

272' 83 m

High

125' 38 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 46 days ago
Dry History

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The Cowasee Trail was added to the racecourse for the 2018 Southern Classic MTB race.

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Overview

Dogs must be leashed.
Poinsett State Park was opened to cyclists in 2012 with the blessing of the park management. Since then, almost 10 miles of new trail have been added with more in the works.
Features: -none-
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Trees are now blazed for trail navigation. The Knot has round metal tags with black arrows. Study the maps at the parking lot kiosk or ranger station.

Description

This course will wear you down over several laps! It is most commonly ridden counter clockwise. Get ready for 10.4 miles of singletrack fun! The course starts at the Old Levi Mill Pond dam and follows the Coquina Trail and Knot Trail. At the end of the Knot, a short section of Laurel Trail brings you to the parks paved road. You'll cross over and follow Splice trail to the left. Before the Splice bridge, turn right onto the Whippoorwill Trail.

Whippoorwill will cross several dirt roads/doubletracks along the way to its terminus. At the end of Whippoorwill, continue across Scout Trail at the Cowasee Trail sign where the course will finish back at the parking lot. Look for more trails added in the future. This is the result of 3+ years of trail building in the park in preparation for the Southern Classic Race series.

The race is run by mtpleasantvelo.org/

They also have a race team on FB facebook.com/pg/mtpleasantv…

The Knot Race is part of the southernclassic.bike/

Being held at southcarolinaparks.com/poin…

History & Background

In 1936, Poinsett State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and is one of South Carolina 47 State Parks. The park is nestled in an area known as the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region. Called the "Mountains of the Midlands," this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through areas of the park and the other 15 miles of trails within its boundaries.

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Apr 3, 2018
Mark Perkins
whipporwill, lo knot loop 12mi — 1h 10m
Apr 1, 2018
Mark Perkins
whippoorwill, swamp fox, hi knot loops 20.5mi — 2h 10m
Oct 31, 2017
Jay McClemens
10.2mi
Mar 6, 2017
Walker Lilly
2017 Southern Classic MTB Race. Trails were great. Had fun. Did it in 1 hour 3 minutes and 8 secomds 11.7mi
Dec 20, 2015
Jeff Brockwell
Jun 27, 2015
Whitney Crow
Mar 4, 2015
John Powell
Mar 1, 2015
Jon Myers

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