(Forks Area Trail System)
A series of loops through a
thickly forested area provide a great hiking or mountain bike experience
for all levels of hikers and riders. You can get a feel of the mountains where some of the higher elevations
provide panoramic views and the thick vegetation provides a home for
many birds and animals.
Although it is hilly, you aren’t
going to find many climbs that require a lot of effort or dismounts. For
experienced riders, there are many sections where you have a choice of just
rolling through, or going to one side to jump, and sections of ripples
where you can also roll through or get air between them. The Great Wall
offers a more of a challenge for experienced riders and may be difficult
for beginners in places. Do NOT ride or walk around areas where the
trail bed has been stabilized by rock.
After heavy rain sections may be closed. To
check on other closings especially during October: http://www.sorbacsra.org/
Length: Great Wall 7.5 miles, Skinny
Loop 6.0 miles, Brown Wave 5.8 miles, Deep Step 5.0 miles, Tower 3.8
miles, and Big Rock 4.0 miles. Connector trails are another 3.0 miles
and part of them are on paved and gravel roads.
Fees: No fee at this time.
Directions: From McCormick: drive
south on US221/SC28 for approximately 23.0 miles and turn left onto
Woodlawn Road (McCormick County S-33-204). The parking area is on the
right just beyond the junction with Deep Step Road (S-33-53).
From I-20 Exit 1 (North Augusta): Drive
north on SC 230 for approximately 5.5 miles and turn left onto Woodlawn
Road (S-19-53). The parking area is 3.8 miles on the left.
From Augusta: Drive north on SC 28 for
approximately 8.5 miles and turn right onto Hopewell Church Road/Deep
Step Road (S-33-112). Drive 3.3 miles and turn right onto Woodlawn Road
and the parking area is on the right.
Hours: All hours.
Camping: No camping.
Information: Sumter National Forest, Long Cane Ranger District,
Long Cane Rd., 810 Buncombe St., Edgefield, SC, 29824, Telephone: 803-637-5396
South Carolina State Trails Program
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
1205 Pendleton Street :: Columbia, SC 29201 :: 803-734-0173
Updated: September 18, 2008
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