Baker Creek - TRAIL

Baker Creek - Trail, McCormick, Carolina

This is a NEW TRAIL. Lots of good climbs and decents. Great singletrack. Technical in places. Promises to be best trail in the area. All this trail needs is to be ridden.

User Reviews (31)

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azdrawdy   Cross Country Rider [Dec 30, 2005]

Baker Creek is approximately nine miles of tough roots, short climbs and dips. It will get your attention and keep it for the entire ride. If you are looking for a cruiser, go elsewhere. If you want to ride something that will make your body scream and beg for full suspension, here it is. I didn't say that you can't ride it w/o FS, but FS makes life easier here! From the trailhead, you can go either way: CW or CCW. This past week my wife and I took a lap in each direction. By the end of the 17 mile ride, we were smiling from ear to ear and beaten down! A stop at the nearby Subway fixed our hunger, and then it was time to drive fifteen minutes and hit another local trail: Hickory Knob. We drive about 45 minutes to ride these and try to do them at least every 6 weeks. The local park ranger Todd takes a personal interest in this trail, and it shows. Trees are regularly cleared and the trail is cleared of other debris as necessary. This trail is a local gem for our area and gets limited use only because it is a demanding SOB, plus it is kinda remote! If you come here, be ready to ride!

Customer Service

The wife and I do them both. Heck, they both hurt!

Similar Products Used: Hickory Knob is only five minutes away and is a great, less-intensive trail. HK has beautiful lake views!
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5
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3
DieselDan   Weekend Warrior [Sep 28, 2003]

Very tough trail for a novice or a roadie. Lots of ditches to traverse without any bridge. Fast technical downhill sections are quicky followed by slow climbs. A few stream crossings trown in for good measure. I didn't ride the entire trail. I found the trail challenging and will try to go back and ride the whole route. Excellent assistance from the Park Manager with decent camping facilities.

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4
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5
training wheel   Weekend Warrior [Sep 07, 2003]

Rode this trail for the first time today with my 13-year old son. This is a clean, well-maintained trail, that has more than enough technical sections for a beginning rider like myself. Probably a little more difficult than Hickory Knob, which we rode two weeks before. Having facilities at the pavilion is a big plus. Great fun. We'll definitely be back.

Customer Service

We rode clockwise.

Similar Products Used: Hickory Knob
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5
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3
Tom   [Nov 04, 1998]

This promises to be a great trail. It needs to be ridden and some more work done. For more details or if someone wants to do some work (and get credit) go to the AugustaFreewheelers site and find the trail section. You will see who to contact.

Customer Service

You take Hwy 378 out of McCormick towards Georgia (Savannah Lakes) 4 miles. The entrance to BCSP is on the right. Go @ 1 mile to gates on left. Follow signs to pavillion. Trail begins on right as you come back out of pavillion area.

Similar Products Used: Modoc, Turkey Creek, Lick Fork and Plum Branch
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3
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DM-SC   [Feb 09, 1999]

I had heard alot about this trail from several riders. Like Tom said in his review, it still needs to be ridden. This is a great trail, but be prepared for a little bit of a rough ride. I'm sure it will smooth out as more people "ride it in". It's worth the drive to and from.

Customer Service

Follow the signs form the parking lot.

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3
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Ken   [Feb 12, 1999]

Very Interesting and Challenging trail. Certainly needs to be ridden to pack down the line and smooth out the rough spots. Overall, very exciting and well worth the trip. Hats Off to Bill Victor and crew regarding their efforts

Similar Products Used: Turkey Creek, Wine Creek, Stevens Creek (Modoc), Lick Fork, Velo Trail
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3
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Seen   [Apr 05, 1999]

I can not believe the improvement in the trail. I had ridden here back in November, and it was very slow going. Now, the first 7 miles have a ridable tread, and you can carry some momentum on the trail. The trail will still make you work, with short climbs throughout. I like the way the trees are cut to make them easier to ride over, just high enough to learn the technique needed to ride over them.

Customer Service

Start at Pavillion, ride 3 miles of marked trail. Take Rt on pavement, go over bridge. Take right at top of hill, go behind the mound of dirt. Follow the roadbed to the right, get on singletrack, and ride 3 miles. It loops around, to the old roadbed. Come out at mound, and look across the paved road. Follow the freshly raked path for about two miles. Fight thru the last unraked mile, and go left on the dirt road. Cross the pavement again, and follow the last mile of trail to the pavillion.

Similar Products Used: Go to the Parson Mountain MX trail before the motorcylces tear it all up. It just re-opened, and it is awesome. BIG AIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5
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dug67   [May 08, 1999]

Update on BCSP. The last section is completely raked as of today. This is the best part of the trail. It now needs to be ridden. Follow trail route below by Seen, it's a hoot! Repeat, the last section is now completely raked.

The three star rating below is only because this is a new trail. It is really coming around nicely. it is getting ridden.

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3
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Trabdue   [Oct 04, 1999]

Being the first time riding the trail and the legs being a little tired from the previous days ride, this may be a little skewed. I will agree with everyone else that the trail needs to be ridden. The markings for the trail were good only a few spots where you can get a little confused, but these are immediately corrected. The pine needles on the ground do contribute to the confusion, as well as the openness of the trees.
The trail seems to lack something. I was uninspired. There was no part of it that stands out, as far as riding.
On the good side I think that the people making and maitaining it have done a great job. Don't put up to many wood brigdes.
Also a thumbs up to Baker Creek State Park. Nice new paved roads, very clean park in general and excellent camping facilities.

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3
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George   [Aug 13, 2000]

Trail has improved greatly. Has nice firm tread, and is tight in some places, but is a little too wide in other spots. Don't know why so many boardwalks/bridges. I like the method of cutting the notches in the logs so that they are still in play. In terms of fitness, could be a little tough for a beginner. Not too technical. Overall a fun trail that drains great. Can't beat the lake at BCSP.

Customer Service

Ride the whole trail backwards from the way it is signed.

Similar Products Used: Turkey Creek, Stevens Creek, Long Cane Horse Trail if it is dry, Wine Creek
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5
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