• 04-08-2009
    GA_MT_Biker
    Road Trip Suggestions! Sumter, Columbia, Augusta region?
    I want to put together a 2-3 day road trip to check out the various trails around those areas. We live in Savannah and thought Sumter was pretty descent, so we figured we would hit it again. Any new suggestions or sites would be greatly appreciated.

    Thx
  • 04-08-2009
    GA_MT_Biker
    Oh yeah, and we'll be camping.
  • 04-09-2009
    YetiChickSC
    Are you basing out of a certain campground? You say you "would hit it again." Which trails have you already ridden?
  • 04-09-2009
    GA_MT_Biker
    Rode the main the loop at Sumter. It was cool. Figured we could find a place to set camp where ever we find ourselves when we want to crash. State parks are fine, but we spent a few quality hours in rest areas as well. Sumter doesn't have running water, but at least it has a bathroom station. We don't sweat much stuff lol. Just looking for the trails!
  • 04-10-2009
    DM-SC
    K3 at Poinsett State Park is nice.

    Harbison State park in Columbia has 25 miles of good trails.

    FATS, near N. Augusta is about as good as it gets! :thumbsup:
  • 04-10-2009
    YetiChickSC
    If you want to stay around the North Augusta area, a good place to camp would be Lick Fork Recreation Area. It doesn't have electricity, but does have a couple water spiggots around the campground. There are showers down by swimming area, and there is a 6 mile trail. From Lick Fork, it is about 15 minutes to FATS, which has over 35 miles of trails. If you want to check out some other trails in the area, from Lick Fork it is about 10 minutes to Wine Creek and Turkey Creek. If you ride those 2 trails together as an out and back, they are a total of 25 miles. Modoc is also about 10 minutes from Lick Fork, and is an out and back with a total of 11 miles.

    About a half-hour north, just west of McCormick, is Baker Creek State Park and it has a 9 mile trail (loops). Four miles west of Baker Creek State Park is Hickory Knob State Park, and it has the Lake View Loop and Turkey Ridge loops for a total of 9.5 miles. Northeast of McCormick, about 30 minutes away, is the Long Cane Horse Trail and it has a loop that is 17 miles.

    You can get maps and directions on our website: sorbacsra.org.
  • 06-21-2009
    GA_MT_Biker
    Just wanted to say thanks for the suggestions. We've been on the road on and off for weeks having fun around the GA area, and we're heading up to the N. Augusta/Sumter area today.