“A fast, flowing cross country trail through Sumter National Forest. Bikes yield to horses.”
— Scott Frock
Camping/swimming at the Parson's Mountain Lake.
This great route has the possibility for endless variations, but the full 32 mile route is displayed here. Along the way, you'll enjoy rolling terrain, well-maintained trail and beautiful views. This is a great spot for beginners and experienced riders alike!
This has the potential for 2 hours or more of riding without crossing the same point twice. You'll cross into various creeks 4 times, and there are bridges over Long Cane Creek twice. The trails are well maintained, and they can be ridden in the summer 24 hours after hard rain. The Forest Service has signs posted "do not ride wet trails" - good advice to respect the trail.
For the beginner, this is a great place to learn; For the cross country rider, it is never boring at full throttle. Turns are linked together nicely, and it should put a smile, or grimace, on your face if you like to hammer. The full figure 8 will be 32 miles. There is water available at two points. One is at the most southwest corner at Parsons Mountain Lake, and the second is at Fell Hunt Camp. The water is located at a Forest Service facility, and you have to look for them, but they are not hidden.
Take a map or use the MTB Project mobile app
. There are a few places where the singletrack crosses roads or follows them for a short distance. Cell reception is spotty, so come prepared. At the furthest point, you are 11 miles from your starting point - a long way to walk for a mechanical.