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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
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      Access Info:
      Follow Park Road (off of SC 261) to the parking lot.
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      Open on Nov 11, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,884
      State Ranking
      #5
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Total Distance
      79 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      2,718 ft
      Total Vertical
      181 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      279 ft
      Reports
      112
      Photos
      59
      Ridden Counter
      244

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      user #1209440trailtimreportKnot RR 2Sand successfully restrained for a short time.
      Feb 1, 2018 @ 1:45pm
      Feb 1, 2018
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