Lick Fork - Trail, North Augusta, Carolina

Lick Fork - Trail, North Augusta, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

Located in the Sumter National Forest this looped trail is a good workout with the number hills it has. The ride can be pretty bumpy though because the trail has a lot of tree roots.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 07, 2006]
Leesa24
Weekend Warrior

Very enjoyable ride! The 5.7 mile loop is a bit bumpy at times, but a great quick ride and good workout.

Customer Service

CW or CCW, it'll be a great ride. CCW seems to have less of a climb overall, but still throws a few in there.

Similar Products Used:

the FATS trail system

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 02, 2006]
azdrawdy
Cross Country Rider

Six mile loop of single track. This trail goes through hardwoods and pines, and contains some pretty good downhills as well as pretty decent climbing. Quite a few roots and a couple rocks. This trail gets consistent trail maintenance through the local SORBA chapter (CSRA) and stays rideable year round. If it has rained recently, give this trail 48 hours. It dries pretty quickly.

Customer Service

The most popular way to ride it would be CW.

Similar Products Used:

Baker Creek SP, Hickory Knob SP, Turkey and Wine. Soon we will have the grand opening of a new 17 mile loop called FATS.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 13, 2004]
joxur223
Cross Country Rider

This is a great trail. Not too technical but it does have a lot of roots and a pretty long, solid climb. The ascent is followed by a very fast downhill where I "wiped the f@ck" out big-time on my first attempt - I was going too fast. Anyways, it's a nice little loop of about 6 miles, can be ridden in either direction but I've only done it starting on the left side. Rode it at a SORBA event after riding Modoc for the first time.

Similar Products Used:

HKSP, Turkey, Wine, Canal Singletrack, Bartram Lake, Modoc

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 01, 2004]
seenvic
Cross Country Rider

Fast fast fast. Damn this trail is fast! 6 mile singtrack with some nice short climbs and decents. All the work done is wonderful. Mowed, anti-slip placed on the bridges and a few re-routes that are now about a year old and settling in nicely.

Customer Service

I like clcokwise better.

Similar Products Used:

www.sorbacsra.org for a list/map of them all.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 11, 1999]
Scott Bays

More technical than Harbison, but not as fun. A descent workout with some short up/downhills and one long up/downhill.

Customer Service

See above.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 24, 2000]
Tom

This trail is now back open thanks to volunteers of CSRA-SORBA from Augusta, Aiken, and Greenwood. It is a very fun 6 mile loop. Pretty much as fast as you want to go. Give it a review and tell the volunteers what you think. Better yet, contact Bill Victor via the Augusta Freewheelers site or SORBA, and volunteer.

Customer Service

take hwy 23 out of Modoc around 10 miles to Martintown Road (I beleive it is Hwy 230). Turn right towards Augusta. There is a vol. fire dept in the V in the road. Go down @ 1/2 mile to sign on left. turn in and follow the signs. Go all the way into the recreational areas and park in the lot by the dam. Get out and ride.

Similar Products Used:

Modoc(stevens creek), turkey creek, baker creek state park.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 08, 2000]
Sean

I started riding in 1990 after I shelled out $500 for a mid-level mountain bike (times sure have changed). Lick Fork was the first trail I ever rode. Now, many years, pounds and trails later, I went back to check it out.

Lick Fork is a fun trail. Much of the trail runs along a couple of creek beds. Although these sections are relatively flat, there are plenty of turns, bridges, and small hills to keep things interesting. Going counterclockwise, towards the middle of the trail, there is a long gradual climb. The trail continues along the hill for a short while before an excellent descent back to the creek. At the very start, I felt I was taking the hill much faster than I should. Nevertheless, that didn't stop me from upshifting and punching it. Blazing down that hill at such a ridiculous speed was totally insane and totally awesome.

Lick Fork is fairly easy and not very technical. Yet, the trail is mostly singletrack and the scenery is very good. Therefore, I believe this is an ideal trail for beginners that can also be enjoyed by more experienced riders.

I understand there are some excellent and more difficult trails in the area. My brother and I plan to take our significant others to Lick Fork and camp out. My brother and I can ride Lick Fork with the girls (just starting to ride) and then set out to explore the other trails. Three stars for the trail, an extra half star for the downhill.

Similar Products Used:

I have not ridden any of the other trails in the area, but I plan to soon. In the Midlands, I reccomend Lynches Woods, Killer Three and Hanging Rock.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[May 13, 2000]
DOUG

A VERY EASY RIDE, BUT A NICE PLACE TO TAKE SOMEONE TO HELP THEM DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO GET INTO MOUNTAIN BIKING. VERY WELL MAINTAINED, HATS OF TO WHOEVER HAS KEPT THIS TRAIL SO CLEAN. FOR A MAP OF THE TRAIL, GO TO "WWW.WEBSCENE.COM/AF/TRAILS/MAPS/CSRATRAILS" THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL OTHER TRAIL MAPS HERE. THIS TRAIL HAS VERY LITTLE TECHNICAL STUFF, BUT IS VERY NICE FOR AN EASY AFTERNOON OR MORNING RIDE.

Customer Service

EITHER CLOCKWISE OR COUNTECLOCKWISE, TO GET THERE, KEEP GOING NORTH ON SC 230 UNTIL YOU GET TO THE STATE PARK SIGN THAT SAYS "LICK FORK STATE PARK" ON RD 19-263, BE CAREFUL, THERE ARE TWO 19-263'S YOU WANT THE SECOND ONE. IF YOU DESIRE NOT TO PAY THE $3 PARKING FEE, YOU CAN ENTER THE TRAIL, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL AFTER PASSSING THE PARK ENTRANCE ON THE RIGHT.

Similar Products Used:

SEE WEBSITE ABOVE

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[May 28, 2000]
Murray

My first ride at Lick Fork has whet my appetite for more experiences there in the very near future. Kudos to the Augusta Freewheelers for doing excellent trail maintainence. The six mile loop serves up some fairly fast singletrack and wonderful scenery. I only encountered 3 other riders on the Saturday I went there. This is a great trail to ride and I highly reccomend it for everyone out there.

Customer Service

see above

Similar Products Used:

Turkey Creek, Wine Creek, Modoc

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 03, 2000]
Nathan A.

I got to the park at approx 4:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon and the place looked as if nobody had been around in months. Needless to say I saw not one single person in the 50 minutes it took me to get around the trail. I believe there had been two bikes on the trail in the last few days. The trail was really rooty as I was told by an Augusta bike shop. It wasn't that technical but did need the chainsaw taken to, as I couldn't get over alot of those huge pines that had fallen on the trail. With some clean up this could be a great trail. I was really pushing to get out by 6:00 pm because I thought the gate was going to close on me. Sure enough it did not! You better make sure you know if the gates close or not.

Customer Service

I was told to ride the trail counterclockwise and it would be much more enjoyable. Well I believe it was more fun.

Similar Products Used:

Come to the Upstate ride tour De Dump and Isaqueena sp?? in Clemson.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
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