Killer Three (Poinsette) - Trail, Pineville, Carolina

Killer Three (Poinsette) - Trail, Pineville, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

I can't believe this trail has not been reviewed as it is one of the best in the state. It has some short, killer climbs (last mile), some short technical downhills and a good bit of sand.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 27, 2015]
dirtroadcrow
Weekend Warrior

Amazing trail. I was really impressed with how well this trail is maintained. Had a great time, and will be back for sure!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 25, 2006]
kenpuke
Cross Country Rider

This was a great trail for my single speed. Not too many climbs but just enough downhills with some technical stuff thrown in to make it interesting! The trail was in immaculate condition. There was little sand to be seen for most of the ride and there was zero mud two days after an all day soaker. The local trail crew used some really intelligent trail design in addition to some very creative trail markers. One section was full of tight, twisting pseudo-downhill with miniature berms thrown in on the occasional turn. Kind of felt like I was racing BMX again. This is a good trail for beginner riders and seasoned veterans alike. If only the same care was given to the Hardcore trail!

Customer Service

Rode it clockwise and counter...

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 08, 2005]
Mcpiv
Weekend Warrior

This is my favorite trail in the area. Lots of different types of terrain. Not too much climbing though. There seems to be more sand on the trail now than when I first started riding here last fall, I think it might be from all the heavy rain that we have had. I like this trail better than Harbison because you don't have to deal with all the slick tree roots and kinda gravely tarils. It sucks that you can only ride there on Sundays during hunting season also. The hardcore trail is good but certain sections of it seem to of used by motorcycles at one time and they are kind of torn up. The campbell pond trail is a nice out and back with some short climbs, about a mile of this trail is on paved road and other sections use the palmetto trail.

Customer Service

K3 loop to the hard core trailhead.

Similar Products Used:

Harbison, sesqui (when I'm short on time and want a quick ride), fort jackson palmetto trail (nother great here, but its only a five minute drive away)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 28, 2005]
sgill32
Racer

This is the first time I've been to this trail in about 3-4 months. It is was an awesome trail last time I was there but now it's a sand pit and it looks like trail maintenance hasn't been done in a while. There are lots of fallen trees on the trail. I have never done any trail maintenance since I've been riding but I think I'm going to have to round up a posse to clean it up a little. Anyway, I would avoid this trail until it is cleaned up. The sand makes it very sketchy when going fast and this trail is pretty fast for the most part. I'm going to rate this trail good because when it's cleaned up it's a blast.

Customer Service

Hard Core is the best technical section and the rest is flat out fun when the sand isn't an issue.

Similar Products Used:

Harbison (SP?) in Columbia is a better choice right now. It's more technically challenging and has more climbing. I think K3 is more fun overall but right now it's too messed up.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 15, 2005]
Nimbus2073
Weekend Warrior

This was my second time to this trail and I have to admit that this is the best trail I've seen in this part of the state and even part of the Southeast US. The trail is a pretty fast trail as long as you have some type of riding experience on a bike. I think this trail is all about aerobic ability and trust in yourself. There are climbs which are not really steep but kinda long for a beginner (chose the right gears). The best part in my opinion is the couple of downhill sections where you can get some awesome speed and feel the wind (and bugs depending on the season) on your face. Its a pretty long trail about about more-or-less 8 miles. There are some ups-and-downs and a couple of areas where you can jump around a little. Overall, go there, ride there, you'll like it. Watch your head on the sign "Ride Hard,Live Well".

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 07, 2004]
DM-SC
Cross Country Rider

Though there is some sand along K3, it isn't any where near as bad as the last reviewer made it out to be. I have never had the sand slow me to a stop. I have slide around a bit in places, but overall, K3 is a super nice, low impact trail. The re-routing at the beginning of the ride (who remembers climbing that sandy fire road?) and the addition of the Hardcore section really had a huge impact on the quality of this trail. Yes, this trail has some sand, doesn't have much elevation change (so not much climbing) but, it's still about 14 miles of fun.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 05, 2003]
thammer62
Weekend Warrior

Look, this is a nice trail at the beginning...but then about 2 or 3 miles into it, out of nowhere there is soft sand waiting for you every 200 yards that completely stops you. We would be flying down a fun, whoopdeedo section and at the bottom of the stretch is 3 inch deep soft sand that kills all momentum... either that or it throws you off your bike as your front tire dives off in the sand. So overall I (and my friend strongly agrees) would say this trail is bad. With out all the soft sand it would be fine...but then again most of the final 2/3 of the trial is soft sand. I mean I know that lots of trails around here have sand, but this was pretty frustrating. If I want to ride on sand I'll go to the beach you know. Do not recommend/ Wont be returning.

Customer Service

the route that doesnt go here

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 22, 2003]
Wishbone
Cross Country Rider

Cambell Pond has been completed adding about 12 additional miles to Killer III and Hard Core. With the Cambell Pond we should have about 30 miles of single track to ride on. When leaving the trail head (parking area) prior to turning into the woods look to the right cross the road and follow the signs to Cambell Pond. You will be entering Pionsett State Park stay on the single track until you hit the paved road then just follow the signs. Once the paved road stops bear to the right then back on a single track the end of the State Park. When you come out of the Park 200 feet to the right Cambell Pond will start. Cambell pond trail is all single track, some of the trail runs on old game trails. The trail keeps a steady climb just about to the Pond. The loop back is a blast and you know you have had a good workout.

Similar Products Used:

Killer III, Hard Core

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 06, 1999]
Jim

A lot of fun. Mostly level singletrack with some good decents and climbs at the beginning and end. Sandy, roots and some fast sections. Best after a good rain. Most of the trail isn't technical with a couple of rooted sections on climbs being the exception. Great time...

Customer Service

Start at the parking lot and follow the blue signs. Really only one way to go.

Similar Products Used:

Harbison

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 06, 1999]
Collin

Lots of fun, good work out. It begins with a fast down hill but watch out for the sandy turn at the bottom. Then there is a long up hill on a dirt road. The rest of the trail has some really good climbs and technical downhills. Very hilly for this part of the state. There are some other horse trails in this area which are not marked quite as well but are fun to explore.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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