Cheraw State Park Bike Trail - Trail, Cheraw, Carolina

Cheraw State Park Bike Trail - Trail, Cheraw, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

Abundance of tight,sandy, twisty southern singletrack in heavy woods.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 21, 2012]
Gutman
Cross Country Rider

Nice rolling hills in sandy pine forest. Logging will be going on for a while, so be careful. The Hartsville Polar Bear Cycling Club will be working with the Ranger to flag and then route/reroute the trail after the work is done. There is a nice trail head now. Be sure to sign in. The trail is free.

The outer loop is 7 miles. There are some shortcuts, so you can ride figure 8 or make longer loops. Nice trail.

Customer Service

Clockwise.

Similar Products Used:

Poinsett in Sumter. Harbison in Columbia.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 19, 2011]
tfraser
Cross Country Rider

This trail is not well defined, and places the blue paint on the trees is missing or just scarce. Some of the problem is the heavy coverage of pine needles. The best areas are where the lanscapers are harvesting the needles and have raked the area. Rode the 7 mile loop. The only technical is from fighting the sand. Seems like even the downhill requires pedalling because the sand is trying to drag you to a stop. There is not much climbing. The trail does not see much use. Had the place to myself on a nice Saturday. Beats riding the road.

Customer Service

Follow the map clockwise from the parking lot.

Similar Products Used:

Uwharrie near Troy NC, Charlotte area trails.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Feb 25, 2010]
Scott T
Cross Country Rider

The trail is in excellent shape this year, with everything around Charlotte being too muddy, Cheraw is perfect. I've ridden it 4 times so far this winter and will def. be back a few more times till spring.......it see's very little traffic.

Customer Service

either way........

Similar Products Used:

none that I know of........the trail in Patrick is not rideable at the moment.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 28, 2007]
Christian
Weekend Warrior

I've ridden this trail the past two weekends and rode it many times a couple years ago. Not much has changed over the years: The trail is very well marked and a lot of fun. It takes me and my wife a little over an hour to complete the eight miles--I'm sure I, and many of you, could do is solo in under an hour. I'm looking forward to hitting it hard soon and completing two loops in two hours. The sand keeps you on your toes, but there isn't nearly as much sand as there is at Sandhills or Sumter (in my opinion). There are some fast sections with whop-di-doos that you can launch off of. Be careful when you land: I broke a derailer hanger and ruined rear derailer by getting off trail and into some sticks after a jump. The trail is a lot faster than what you'll find at Harbison but there are some climbs that will give you a work-out. I don't see that there is any charge for this trail. I don't know what others are talking about.

Customer Service

I go north from Society Hill, pass Cheraw State Park entrance, turn left on Hwy 1, then turn right on Auction Hill Rd. Park on the left.

Similar Products Used:

Go to Harbison in Columbia, Isaquenna in Clemson, or many trails in Charlotte. Tsali and Pisgah in NC mountains.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 04, 2007]
croscoe
Cross Country Rider

I ride this trail at least once a week because it's only 7 miles from my house. There are a few fire roads but it's mostly singletrack. Around the 3 mile mark, there's a set of "whoop-de-doos" where you can pick up some decent speed. In my opinion, the trail seems faster/more fun to ride clockwise. There are plenty of sections where you can "floor it", but keep an eye out for the sand.:) There's a few nice climbs as well. Don't take my ratings too seriously as this is the only dedicated bike trail I've ridden so far.

Customer Service

US-1 South

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 01, 2004]
cat
Cross Country Rider

Rode this trail this weekend. This is a fun trail. Drove down from Charlotte to ride, our trails are wet from the snow and ice. It was incredibly dry at this trail. Great singletrack, you can really carry some speed. The 5 dollar fee was a little much but all in all I really enjoyed myself. Excellant place for a Single Speed. I didn't have enough time to do this trail and the one that is south of Patrick, but you can bet next time I'll get 2 laps at both places. Great job to the trail-workers. Some areas were even raked. Watch the marks on the trees, its easy to miss turns and get off the trail if at cruising speed.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 22, 2000]
Pat

Great for developing some overall skills. Will prepare you for future endeavor elsewhere. One of the best features is that it usually not crowded and a pretty good aerobic workout with constant twists and turns. Trails are well marked but still can get easily off
trail because of so many firebreaks. When you see limbs
laying across the trail, do not ride over them; they are sure indication that trails turns left or right.
Long slow climbs, enough to challenge you but not wipe you out. Watch out for dogs when you parallel another
paved road. They come across the roads from their homes
and are protecting their territory. Also watch for
low limbs and branches extending into the trail.
If anyone understands what the letters on the trail means and what the colors (blue, white, red) means, let me know. I could not figure that out!

Customer Service

Hwy 1 north to Cheraw. Turn left on Aution Barn Rd.
On left you will see a large stump. Park alongside road
and start at stump.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 21, 2001]
Wayne

This is a fun trail. It is very fast - we rode it with beginner who is in good shape in under an hour. There are whoop-de-doos, some log crossing, and some fun quick down and ups. Not a technical trail. Will improve your bike handling skills and get you in good shape. There appears to have been some recent work on the trail. There is a new parking area and it is blazed very well. Would be great for beginners or someone looking for a fun quick ride.

Customer Service

It is now marked with a clock-wise route

Similar Products Used:

Sand Hills State Forest, 15 miles East on Highway 1. A little more technical with more challenging hills.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 16, 2001]
Chris

This is a great alternate when other places are too wet or muddy. Not very technical, but still interesting. Sandy soil makes for slightly increased workout. I think the lower pressure allowed by tubless tires is a great benefit here. Take the clockwise route to use the blue blazes on trees as a guide to the route.

Customer Service

Hwy 9 to US1 South - at about 2 miles turn Right on Auction Barn Rd. Look for parking area 1/4 mi on left.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 14, 2002]
Billy Windham

Me and a friend built this trail about 4 years ago. It's getting there, slowly but surely. It's in good shape right now, fast & furious. It's a 9.3 mile loop and more clearly marked in a clockwise direction. After you learn the trail it is also fun to ride backwards. I've tried to start marking the trail so it will be easier to ride in this direction. This trail is Free to ride. I think anyone can ride this trail but newcomers should take it easy until they learn the trail, there are some sections that are fast and tight, I've smacked a couple trees and they seem to be stronger than me & my bike :-) Helmets & Eye Protection are a must. Cheraw State Park also has an excellent golf course, cabins, and camping area.

Customer Service

Approx. 2-3 miles south of Cheraw on Hwy.#1, or 6 miles north of Patrick, look for Auction Barn Road & Bike Trail Sign, parking lot 1/4 mile on left.

Similar Products Used:

There is a very good trail about 3-4 miles south of Patrick also on Hwy.#1. The entrance is across the highway from the Sandhills State Forest Headquarters, you must buy a day pass or yearly pass from them to ride.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
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