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20 Miles of Northern Issaqueena


The faster side of Issaqueena, connecting a number of individual trails.

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1,002' 305 m


699' 213 m


2,113' 644 m


2,114' 644 m



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Most of nothern Issaqueena's singletrack in a loop without much overlap, offering fast lines.

Need to Know

The rocks can be slippery when walking across Six Mile Creek around mile 4.5.


From the main parking lot follow Collarbone downhill going straight through the first trail crossing to access Rocky Logging Road, making sure to turn sharply left once through the first short steep downhill section. Rocky Logging Road is full of loose rocks and muddy, slick riding. At the end of the trail stay right and cross over the bridge and across Issaqueena Lake Road. Just to the right of the parking lot is where Wounded Knee starts. Head up the trail, arriving at the top to continue straight onto Wounded Road. At the end of Wounded Road, continue straight onto Wildcat Technical. Wildcat Technical is a full speed trail with lots of fun, flowing singletrack.

At the bottom of the trail, walk across the bridge above Wildcat Creek and continue right onto Wildcat Logging Road. There is a shallow creek crossing (rideable) where the road turns into Rapids Logging Road. Near the end of the road take a left onto Rapids Trail. This trail can have a lot of loose debris and stones in the downhill sections. Nearing Six Mile Creek, stay left where the trail splits to arrive at the creek crossing, which requires you to get your feet wet.

Continuing a short distance, stay left when reaching Six Mile Creek Logging Road, taking an immediate right uphill onto Pot Belly Pig Logging Road. This grinds mostly uphill until taking a left onto Pig Horse. Finishing Pig Horse take a right onto Spotted Horse Logging Road (Gate 5). Take a left onto Bombs Away, towards the end take a left onto Loopty Loop (unmarked) continuing straight onto Loopty Logging Road.

When at the junction of Grinder Fireroad take a right onto Weedeater (unmarked). Finding yourself at a fire road, take a left, followed by another left to get back on the singletrack. Take a left where the trail terminates onto Loopty Logging Road following it until you take a right onto Grinder Fireroad. Shortly after, take the trail on the left marked Ungrinder ( Grinder Singletrack). At the bottom of the hill take a right onto Spotted Horse Logging Road (Gate 5), then a quick left onto Issaqueena Lake Road. Follow this until taking a left into Wildcat Creek Picnic Area Entrance Road, then a right back onto Wildcat Technical. This uphill starts steep but lets off after a bit, reaching the clearing at the top, take a right onto Chain Loop. At the trail junction with Chainbreaker, ride Chain Loop counter clockwise for better flow. Arriving back at Chainbreaker take it down to Dalton Road on left, then follow it back up until you reach Wounded Knee on the right, taking it downhill.

At the bottom, cross the bridge and stay right reaching Issaqueena Lake Trail. Arriving at the dam, take East Dam Road uphill to a trail marked Dam Rd. Trail ( Pine Tree Alley) on left, after a while this turns into Pine Tree Loop, follow this, continuing straight/left until Summer Rain. Continue downhill taking a slight right onto Lawrence (not 170 degrees) keeping left until taking the Rocky Extension on the left. Take this back uphill making a slight left back onto Lawrence. Follow this back to the car.


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Water crossing on Rapids Trail.
Dec 27, 2015 near Clemson, SC
Old water spring well house and picnic area.
Jan 7, 2016 near Clemson, SC
A ride down Chainbreaker from Chainloop intersection to Dalton Road.
Jan 13, 2016 near Clemson, SC
Take a ride on Pig Horse trail from Pot Belly Pig logging road to Spotted Horse logging road.
Jan 14, 2016 near Clemson, SC
WildCat Falls
Jul 1, 2018 near Clemson, SC
Entrance to Rapids
Jul 1, 2018 near Clemson, SC


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Nov 25, 2020
Blair Reeves
Nov 3, 2019
Greg Tempel
Aug 4, 2019
Christian Gruschwitz
Oct 14, 2018
David Sturgeon
Nov 4, 2017
Madison Corley
We rode all the way up and after grinder we cut the ride short and rode back on the Issaqueena trail road 15mi
Apr 11, 2017
Stanley Wilhelm
Really nice trail 20mi
Mar 19, 2017
tom benton
Jun 22, 2016
jacob reed