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      In the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region, you’ll find Poinsett State Park. Called the "mountains of the midlands," this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through the Manchester State Forest.

      The High Hills of Santee are dotted with the hiking and biking trails that wind through the park–some of which connect to the Palmetto Trail that leads hikers through the Manchester State Forest. Poinsett’s 10-acre lake makes for a serene setting, and can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals. The park also offers campsites, a fishing pond, a coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, pre-revolutionary grist mill ruins and rustic cabins.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Poinsett
      Land Status: State Park
      Land Manager: https://southcarolinaparks.com/poinsett
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      Access Info:
      Follow Park Road (off of SC 261) to the parking lot.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Dec 25, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      1,220 ft
      Total Vertical
      165 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      266 ft
      Reports
      187
      Photos
      117
      Ridden Counter
      1,338

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 0 rides

      Photos of Poinsett State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Scout
      12 |
      May 2, 2021 @ 11:42am
      May 2, 2021
      trail: Scout
      47 |
      May 2, 2021 @ 11:42am
      May 2, 2021
      trail: Cowasee
      42 |
      May 26, 2020 @ 8:47am
      May 26, 2020
      trail: Swamp Fox
      24 |
      May 25, 2020 @ 11:45am
      May 25, 2020
      trail: Laurel
      43 |
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 3:59pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      trail: Lo Knot West
      28 |
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 10:21am
      Jul 18, 2019
      trail: Laurel
      39 |
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 6:47am
      Dec 2, 2017
      trail: Lo Knot West
      99 |
      Aug 7, 2017 @ 10:56am
      Aug 7, 2017

      Videos of Poinsett State Park Mountain Bike

      Poinsett State Park Mountain Bike Tail |...
      trail: Knot RR 1
      5:31 | 273 | Nov 4, 2020 , Sumter

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Swamp Fox
      Mar 29, 2022 @ 12:31pm
      Mar 29, 2022
      Variable Tree cleared by the magnificent Steve...trailtim MID-SORBA
      Whippoorwill
      May 27, 2021 @ 8:07am
      May 27, 2021
      Variable Small pinetrailtim MID-SORBA
      Splice
      May 14, 2021 @ 10:54am
      May 14, 2021
      Variable Clearedtrailtim MID-SORBA
      Cowasee
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 12:43pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      Variable tree removedtrailtim MID-SORBA
      Scout
      Feb 27, 2021 @ 9:45am
      Feb 27, 2021
      Variable tree clearedtrailtim MID-SORBA
      Hilltop
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 3:18pm
      Dec 25, 2020
      Variable Tag arrow needed ts17trailtim MID-SORBA
      Lo Knot West
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 3:18pm
      Dec 25, 2020
      Variable Seal hiloknot when drytrailtim MID-SORBA
      Coquina
      Nov 5, 2020 @ 12:47pm
      Nov 5, 2020
      Dry Broken railtrailtim MID-SORBA
      Laurel
      Nov 5, 2020 @ 12:47pm
      Nov 5, 2020
      VariableHike TS15 being repaired, post broken. TS15...trailtim MID-SORBA
      Hi Knot East
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 1:43pm
      Nov 1, 2020
      Dry Cleared by Steve Ttrailtim MID-SORBA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1926774donchildreycommenttrailCoquina
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 6:55am
      Apr 24, 2022
      user #1926774donchildreyriddentrailCowasee and 2 more
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Apr 24, 2022
      user #1209440trailtimaddreportSwamp Fox
      Mar 29, 2022 @ 12:31pm
      Mar 29, 2022
      user #1926774donchildreywishlisttrailKnot (Bighill) and 4 more
      Mar 28, 2022 @ 10:08am
      Mar 28, 2022
      user #2099185nightpersonwishlisttrailKnot (Bighill) and 1 more
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 9:41am
      Jan 9, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1926774donchildreytrailCoquinaTwo sections of Coquina are signed as closed...
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 6:55am
      Apr 24, 2022
      user #1209440trailtimreportLo Knot WestLoknot west extension
      Jan 30, 2021 @ 12:03pm
      Jan 30, 2021
      user #1209440trailtimreportCoquinaAND THEY'RE UPSIDE DOWN!
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 3:50pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      user #1209440trailtimreportKnot RR 2Sand successfully restrained for a short time.
      Feb 1, 2018 @ 1:45pm
      Feb 1, 2018
      user #1209440trailtimreportKnot RR 2Leaves cleared. Replaced with new ones.
      Feb 1, 2018 @ 1:43pm
      Feb 1, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Manchester State Forest 1 61.3 km
      Sesquicentennial State Park 1 129 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1919 miles1,220 ft7 miles164 ft
      #1,825#967117186951
      Hike1919 miles1,220 ft7 miles164 ft
      #1,428#85618612
      Trail Running1919 miles1,220 ft7 miles164 ft
      #1,433#8551862
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