Sesqui State Park - Trail, Columbia, Carolina

Sesqui State Park - Trail, Columbia, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

Very sandy, which is loose during the summer and packed during the winter. Not very technical, some tight sections, a few short, steep climbs.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 27, 2011]
TallChris
Weekend Warrior

As others have said, it's best to ride this after rainfall due to all the sand. Even then, it's a good bit of random meandering through well-worn pine scrub. Highlights are some fast-moving S-turns, and a quick, rooty, 30-yard uphill scramble. As of this post, there are at least 4 larged downed pines on the trail.

Customer Service

Clockwise

Similar Products Used:

Harbison, Manchester/Killer 3.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 31, 2010]
jtmartin57
Cross Country Rider

IMHO, Sesqui is not a destination trail but a good trail to ride after work when time is short or after the other trails in the area are too wet to ride after a rain. Sesqui can be quite sandy in spots... after all it is located in the sandhills region of the state... but this very characteristic lends itself to fast drainage after a rain. That said, Sesqui can be a fun trail to ride w/ young kids or adults who are just getting into the sport or who ride at the beginner level. The trail is not completely flat & you'll find a couple of nice "climbs" to warm the legs ;-) Trail is mostly singletrack & can be a big ring screamer when the sand has been smoothed out & packed in by mother nature. The state park itself is small but rather pleasant so it could be a nice spot to bag a ride & spend time w/ the family either camping, picnicing or playing on the park's pond.

Customer Service

Clockwise from TH follow the blue blazes on the park loop road to the singletrack (blue blazes as well) then back onto the park loop road (continuing in a CW direction) for a return to the TH. For extra miles hit the road & climb up to the fire tower for a nice 1/2 mile or so climb to elevate the HR & then blast down said climb at 40-45 mph to get the adrenaline going! This route will yield ~10 miles.

Similar Products Used:

Harbison, K3, Lynches

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jan 25, 2010]
Stuart
Cross Country Rider

Good trail to ride in the winter when the other local trails are muddy. Nothing too technical but convenient if you need to get out and crank some laps.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 30, 2008]
biobiker
Cross Country Rider

Stopped off the interstate for a quick ride and was somewhat disappointed. The "trail" has very deep sand at the beginning of the trail. It gradually turns into some decent singletrack. However, this is short lived. The park has great potential for development. I wish that they would work more on the trail system.

Customer Service

The route is somewhat tough to follow. Just find a trail and hope for the best.

Similar Products Used:

Santee State Park.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 08, 2005]
Mcpiv
Weekend Warrior

This trail is OK if you want to get in a quick ride. It does have a good bit of sand on it but it doesn't bother me that much. Not much climbing or technical stuff. I ride this tral sometimes after work when I don't have time to get out to Harbison ot to K3. You have to watch out for joggers on the bike trails.It's nice having a trail pretty much 10 minutes from downtown.

Customer Service

Parking lot to the loop, lather-rinse-repeat

Similar Products Used:

Harbison, K3

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 05, 2005]
thammer62
Weekend Warrior

I just returned from riding this trail today. Drove an hour to ride it and to see some friends while in Columbia. Today is Sunday (early June) - it rained, and rained hard, every single day this week and this track was still sandy as a beach. They don't call this area the sandhills for nothing. I was about half way around the 6 mile loop and finally saw no sand in site on this downhill section... so I started hammering hard but what waits for me around the curve??? Another deep sand pit!!! Ate it hard. Thank goodness for helmets. Don't ride this trail unless it's raining cats and dogs in the middle of winter -- actually, don't ride it at all. I sure wont be returning. Now I know why the parking lot at the trail head was empty. I like a workout and all but I nearly asked for my $2 back after riding this beach. Harbison State forest, sorry I betrayed you for a day, I'm back now. I'd rate this trail a 2 out of 10, 10 being Tsali.

Customer Service

clockwise i guess

Similar Products Used:

HSF, Lynches woods, -- not sand hills (cheraw) or killer 3 (wedgefield) or this one... entirely too frustrating.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 17, 2004]
mecicon
Cross Country Rider

Not as bad as some previous reviews. Sand everywhere but quiet and a different type of terrain. If every trail were the same it would not be cross country cycling.

Customer Service

Try it both ways, I prefer Tue Thur Sat Sun route.

Similar Products Used:

Harbison Forest

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 06, 1998]
Doug Green

Too sandy, too boring, unchallenging and uneventfull. (see other comments)

Customer Service

None; go elsewhere (see comments)

Similar Products Used:

Any other trail would make for a better ride. Go to Harbison if you are in Columbia.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 16, 1998]
Jim

A good place to hone your "Sand" skills (Hey I'm an optimist) I ride Sesqui all the time. After a good rain or in the winter it's a nice place to ride when other trails are swampy muddy. It's not all sand, actually only a couple of sections are "Beachlike" But hey nothing like deep sand to burn those quads!
I mostly ride this trail because it's really close by, I wouldn't travel far to get there. The loop is about 5 miles and the park asks that it be ridden in opposite directions on alternating days. There are some pretty fast sections, and a couple of pretty steep short climbs, overall it's pretty fun, and fast (except when it's really dry) Ride here when Harbison is swampy, or just something different.

Similar Products Used:

Harbison State Forest, Lynche's woods in Newberry (excellent)

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 06, 2000]
Evan

Other trails in the Columbia area like Lynches Woods (Newberry) and New Paradigm are definetly more exciting. Harbison SF is much faster with a lot more distance & choices, but when these other trails are wet this trail is worth checking out.

Customer Service

As described above.

Similar Products Used:

Lynches Woods, Harbison State Forest, & New Paradigm

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
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