leroy springs - TRAIL

leroy springs - Trail, fort mill, Carolina

several trails...one main sinfltrack with several optionals. swinging bridges....hills...creeks..etc

User Reviews (16)

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Darrin Stein   Weekend Warrior [Aug 18, 2014]

For a South Carolina trail, this is a pretty good one. I feel the best way to run it is clockwise. Decent flow, a few root and rock sections, but nothing most people can't handle. If you aren't breathing hard enough on this trail, shift gears. Overall a decent trail, but only moderate aerobic and technical.

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4
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3
gbose   Weekend Warrior [Dec 13, 2007]

A great trail -- one of my favorites! a nice mix of technical sections (you can walk them easy, if you like), open trails. Very scenic. You ride by a creek, though it's mostly dry or muddy slush, with the drought this year. Very good flow.

Carry sufficient water! there's no facilities and few bailouts along the trail.

Similar Products Used: Francis Beatty (NC)
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5
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4
Cherokee   Weekend Warrior [May 31, 2005]

This is a really enjoyable trail, with a little bit of everything except for hills...it has small ones, but nothing to push your limits. It has been knocked for not being tough enough, but there needs to be a variety of trails. I've ridden every trail in the greater Charlotte area and like to take my wife and teen-age daughters on this one, as it has some technical aspects, but isn't a killer for them. It is, however, very interesting for all of us...rocks, roots, smooth fast stretches, swinging bridges, tunnels, and nice rolling terrain. It's their favorite. On a hot day, take plenty of water; since it's an "out and back" trail, there's really no way to short-cut it if you run low on water.

Customer Service

You must start at the recreation complex on the south end. There's no provision to pay at the "barn" end of the trail. Get a map at the kiosk, as it's easy to get off the bike trail onto the horse trails. DO PAY!

Similar Products Used: Comparable easy ones are North Meck, Itusi,and Col. Francis Beatty. More challenging are Beech Springs, Keyauwee at Wood Run (Uwharrie Natl Park), and Renaissance. Catawba, my favorite, is temporarily closed until sometime in 2006.
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4
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2
dmitchell4   Cross Country Rider [Apr 23, 2005]

Well, they've done away with the annual membership for starters. It's now a $3 daily fee. I'd say this is well worth the three bucks. Good mix of technical (pronounced rooty) climbs and decents and a great fast downhill section that's just shy of a mile. Several swinging bridge crossings. Watch out for two way traffic and hikers on trails.

Customer Service

All riding starts at the recreation center.

Similar Products Used: Poplar Tent/Beech Springs
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5
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4
ERIC   Cross Country Rider [Jan 02, 2004]

Best trails in the area. I ride these multiple times per week. I live in the area and pay the yearly fee to ride here. For all the people that are complaining about the yearly fee, It's your own fault. Nobody paid the daily fee to ride. There would be 50 cars with bike racks in the paking lot on a Saturday and $5.00 in the payment box. I know this for a fact because I'm good friends with the ranger of the park. But There's hope! On Saturday morning at 9:00 am trail workers from the park meet at the ranger station to repair the trails with anyone who wants to help. For every 2 hours you work, you get $10 off the yearly membership. So by working 2 hours a month your membership will be free.

Customer Service

From the rec complex

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5
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3
rt   [Jan 27, 2001]

best kept secret in carolinas. well maintained. one primary trail with several optionals. this is a less technical more endurance trail with plenty of quirks, jumps, dips, bridges, etc. great singletrack with short hills and long hills. rides along creek bed over bridges under the train tressel and is very scenic. kudzoo gets a little crazy in the summer. great workout for all levels

Customer Service

complex to dairy barn and back

Similar Products Used: poplar
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4
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Andy   [Jan 29, 2001]

The trail system is basicly an out-and-back with several interconnecting loops of all singletrack running along Steele Creek near the Dairy Barn end and thru some small creek crossings at the Complex end. Total miles is aproximately 10-11 miles. Part of the trail is shared use with walkers, hikers and even horseback riders. Hilly areas are usually dry most of the time but the low areas get pretty muddy and take awhile to dry out. Not alot of riders yet, technical enough to pay attention, long enough for a good workout.

Customer Service

Trail is part of the Anne Springs Close Greenway donated by the Springs family. Trail use fee is $2.00 for maintenance. The Greenway has two entrances: the Dairy Barn off of Business US21 (trail starts across the street) and the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex off of SC160 in Fort Mill (trail starts behind the complex).

Similar Products Used: Charlotte: Renessance, Catawba Riverfront, Beech Springs, UNCC
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4
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Jeff Bedford   [Feb 04, 2001]

Very, very well maintained singletrack, gradual climbs, good downhils, creek crossings, some short technical stuff, some very tight bridges. I just moved here from Arizona, so I haven't ridden much yet, but this was very nice, scenic. I will definitely go back.

Customer Service

We did an out and back. Other riders had been there several times.

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4
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Paul Rose   [Feb 10, 2001]

Start out at the Old White Barn and follow your way down through the creek....at the top of the hill, you have several choices as to your next ride.

Customer Service

Great ride with lots of ups and downs. Trails are very well kept and tend to be fast! I have counted 4 or 5 swinging bridges that are some-what challenging.

Similar Products Used: Great ride...pack a lunch and lots of water..."You Will Need It" Paul
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4
VALUE
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Pat   [Apr 26, 2001]

We were in for a pleasant surprise! This trail offers
fun, scenery, technical challenges, swinging bridges, a large log with railing (can anyone ride this?)
and miles of fun. Trails were well marked starting out, but we got lost after a few miles. The trail marks just disappeared, but the trails are plentiful. This is a beautiful area that is well maintained. The $2 fee is well worth the investment! We will be back!

Customer Service

From 521 north from Lancaster to Charlotte, turn left
at 160. Go a few miles until you come across Leroy Springs Recreation Dept. Go all the way to back and park. Trails start at right side of shelter which has a large map of the trail.

Similar Products Used: Cane Creek
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4
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