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One of the guys here at work asked me if I had been on any of the new trails at Paris Mountain yet (in Greenville, SC). I knew they were doing some new trails but I didn't know they were going to be for mountain bikers. Has anyone else been there recently? If there are new trails, where are they and what are they like?
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I rode there a couple of weeks ago and the fire tower trail has been turned from dbl track to single track. The trail doesn't flow very well as the turns are very abrupt, literally like this /\/\/\/\/\/\/\. I guess they did that to slow everyone down. It has a few small step ups built on the side of the mountain which help break up the monotony of the trail.

Brissey ridge was pretty good, just short. It alternates days between biking and hiking According to the sign bikes get the trail Sunday, monday, wednesday & friday.
 

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Those are the two trails there I have been on

Someone told me they opened three new ones but I have not been there in a few weeks. I guess I need to go exploring!
 

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There is a new trail, Mountain Creek, is it open to mountain bikes . . . it appears that it was built with mountain bikes in mind, but you have to poach about 50 yards on a clearly marked hiking trail to get to it. I was told by a pretty good source that it is open to mountain bikes . . . very little signage yet, just laminated paper. Trek was also using it for the mountain bike demo a couple of weeks ago, which is a good sign. I e-mailed the park supervisor, who is very pro mountain bike, but have not received an answer.
 

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Where does the trail start

Down by the lake or up by the Buckhorn gate? A new trail close to home...wonderful!
 

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There is a new trail, Mountain Creek, is it open to mountain bikes . . . it appears that it was built with mountain bikes in mind, but you have to poach about 50 yards on a clearly marked hiking trail to get to it. I was told by a pretty good source that it is open to mountain bikes . . . very little signage yet, just laminated paper. Trek was also using it for the mountain bike demo a couple of weeks ago, which is a good sign. I e-mailed the park supervisor, who is very pro mountain bike, but have not received an answer.
Great news!
So how long is it? Pretty good overall?

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Can someone tell me where to access the trailheads? I live in Georgia now but went to high school in Greenville and still get up there a few times a year to see my brother and sister. Didn't realize until I saw this post that there was any singletrack in town.
 

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The two trails I know of are accessed

at the Camp Buckhorn gate. If you just take the main road that goes through the park you will pass the lake, several picnic / shelter areas and come up to where there is a gate (sometimes open, sometimes closed) in the road. There is a parking area here. You can see the trail head signs from the parking area ( not really a lot, just a circle). The Firetower is open to bikers every day I believe but the Brissey Bridge trail is only open Mon, Wed, Fri and Sunday to bikers and hikers the other days.
 

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Thanks for the information. I'm hoping to visit next month so I'll definitely try and get up there. I've been trying to convince my husband that Pretty Place is worth a visit and can now add to the enticement with the promise of singletrack. :p
 

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I can't remember where Pretty Place is

I haven't been there in many years but if it is near 276 close to the NC border, Dupont State Forest has a lot of bike trails also
 

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pretty place is on the way to dupont. it's definately worth the visit. if you're into early mornings i highly recommend the sunrise up there. dupont is probably my second favorite forest outside of pisgah. after you hit dupont go to brevard and do the trails there.
 

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new trail

the new trail start behind the first bathroom. enter here, go straight at the T intersection, then through the amphlitheater. the new trail begins here and climbs to sulpher springs parking lot. enjoy, it's pretty good.
 

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The Park did was able to obtain a grant for trail building, I am not sure of the exact amount of the grant, but it was rather large.
 

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I have been doing some work tuesday nights with Adam and Ben up there. (we built those stepups and stuff). Its not exactly my favorite place but they have done a lot with it. They are open to pretty much any addition as long as its maintainable.
 

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I think I'm too late on this, but just in case...

Pretty Place is definitely convenient to Mountain biking, either Dupont or continue dropping down 276 until you hit Brevard and Pisgah.

I got married at Pretty Place, it was a pain in the ass logistically, but it is spectacular there and being non-denominational was very helpful for my Baptist/lapsed-Catholic wedding.
 
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