Newington Trails - TRAIL

Newington Trails - Trail, Summerville, Carolina

This is a fun trail that you can spend hours just playing around. It is mostly windy single track with long secttions of rollers. The trails are usually wet in the low parts but the uppes parts are hard pact dirt. The trail has a well known clay hill that is about 15' high and has a face sort of like a quarterpipe.

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garry p   Weekend Warrior [Nov 05, 2004]

This trail is now closed. There are no Trespassing signs all around. So, I went to the school to see if I could permission to ride. The Principle said, kids with paint ball guns had been shooting people, so the area is closed to everyone.

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Mike   [Mar 19, 2002]

This is a really fun little playground. It is mostly single track with moguls all over. These are consecutive and around 3-4 ft high in places.

There are several jumps that you catch a little air off of, but nothing too extraordinary... maybe 1 or 2 ft of air.

Just recently somebody put in a see-saw that is really cool... it's about 1 1/2 ft wide and 3-4 ft high. You ride up, get your weight on the other side, and it drops so you can ride down. It really kicks ass.

There are a couple areas that are extremely technical... one ft wide with dropoffs on either side, with several roots and logs all over the trail.

Then there is the legendary drop off (it is, at least, around here). It really is about 15 ft at an 80 degree (or more) slope. I haven't ridden on too many trails in this state, but this is the only place I've seen anything like it.

Bottom line: This is the funnest riding in the area and some of the only sigle track. It is very challenging if you ride in the right areas. However it's really short. It will only keep me entertained for an hour or so. There are some other trails in the area that you can get to without much trouble that can make the trip worth while... see other trails in the area for more.

Customer Service

Take I26 to first summerville exit (17A) and go right (south) about 4 or 5 miles. Take a left at the sign for the middle school. There is a video store on the left at this intersection. Just follow this road around a corner, over a bridge, to a tee (about 3/4 mile). Take a left at this tee in the road (the school is right in front of you) and then the next right. Go down and park in the grass on the left.. the park is in the woods on the left.

Similar Products Used: If you go to the bridge you pass just before you get to the school, there is a trail going either way perpendicular to the road. If you are going away from the school, take a left at the bridge. Ride down that trail (paved) for a mile or two. It turns to hardpack after a mile. There will be a river crossing with steeps on both sides. About 100 yards past that, there are several trails on the right hidden in the woods. They are are poorly maintained... they are actually 4 wheeler trails. Lots of logs and bumps to play with... true cross country action. Also, feel free to play around in the river with the steeps... there are some fun crossings. I should also say that I honestly don't know how legal these last trails are. I don't even know who to ask. I've never seen a soul on them and I'm not even sure if the land is public or not. There are no signs posted on them saying private or public, so I ride them and have a blast. If someone asks me to stop, I'll let you all know.
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Tom P   [Oct 30, 2002]

I was in the area working on the movie "Radio" in Walterboro, thought I would check out a trail. This was the only one that was close to Walterboro, according to MTBR.
A brief bit about the directions: Exit 17A is actually Highway 17Alternate (17A). From I-26 you will go on 17A S, from Walterboro, 17A N. You will turn at a Hollywood Video. I never saw a sign for a school like the directions say. You will be making a left if you are coming from I-26, right turn the other way. This road takes almost an immediate, sharp right turn, then winds it way back to end in front of a school. Turn left here, then take the Bus Only road on the right. Park in the grass on the left.

The Trail(s): If someone would take the time to actually mark out a route (arrows on trees, etc) this would be a really good ride. It does not go anywhere and is fully self contained in a small wooded area. The single track is great. It winds between trees (some close enough to make you think!) and flows over the whoops and ridge lines. As I said earlier, the trail has no direction, you cross over the same trails constantly. There was a really good section, that flowed over a ridge until it was blocked by a huge root bowl. I had to get off the bike and skirt the drop off to get by it.
The big drop off mentioned in the first review is there, and it is a big drop. I did not go over it (I'm 32, a clydesdale and I ride a hardtail... I'm not stupid!)
I rode this trail after almost a week of rain (I know, bad biker, bad biker!) Amazingly, the trai lwas not a mud bath! The low sections were wet and there were a few puddles at the bottom of some the whoops, but overall I was able to get some good speed and enjoy my ride. I only rode for about an hour or so because (surprise!) it started to rain. I did try to find the trails off the County bike path must have gone the wrong way.
If I get back to Walterboro I intend to ride the trail again. Maybe it will be a little drier. If there are other trails in the Summerville/Walterboro area, please review them for other travellers to see and (maybe) ride on.

Customer Service

There is no route!

Similar Products Used: Are there any others?
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jesster   [Jan 08, 2003]

this is, i think, the best trail in the area, it provides some pretty technical obstacles, such as large roots, a drop off, and a really fun See-Saw like thing that somebody built between two trees, there is also a 15-20 foot clay/dirt hill that is good to build up some speed for a jump or two at the bottom.

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there arent really any routes, the trails cross over eachother quite frequently.

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