Sesqui Mountain Bike

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike
  • Bike


6.00 miles




Dirt, Sand

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Visitor Center
  • Playground
  • Picnic Area
  • Waterfall
  • Scenic Observation
  • Camping
  • Point of Interest
  • Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • Camping


This multi-use trail is ideal for mountain biking enthusiasts as well as beginners. It is of moderate difficulty, so beginners should use caution. Riders of this trail will get close-up views of longleaf pines and turkey oaks, two of the most common tree species in the Sandhills region

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A very popular choice in Columbia, this trail is located three miles from downtown in the 1,419-acre Sesquicentennial State Park. Staring from the parking area, you will be riding on a sandy roadbed. Once you reach the loop section, you will see blue signs informing you of the direction of travel. The single track loop winds and rolls through a pine forest with a fast and sandy bottom. The sandy bottom of this trail provides good drainage and this trail can usually be ridden shortly after a hard rain, when other trails in the area are closed. The park also offers a jogging loop, camping, nature trail, and lake fishing.

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at to make your reservations today!

Important Notice! Dog must be present for photo identification to obtain dog park permit.

Insect repellent is recommended during the warm months.


From downtown Columbia: Drive northwest on I-126 to the junction of I-20.  Drive east on I-20 and turn off at Exit 74 (Two Notch Road), then turn left at the light onto Two Notch Rd (US 1). Drive approximately 3 miles and you will see a sign on the right for the park. Enter the park and drive to the bottom of the hill and turn left to the Retreat Center parking area.

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Sesquicentennial State Park | 9564 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223 | (803) 788-2706 | Email

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Lat: 34.08554832282034
Long: -80.90270346439696