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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 Apr 4, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      1,248 ft
      Total Vertical
      165 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      266 ft
      Reports
      182
      Photos
      114
      Ridden Counter
      1,041

      Popular Poinsett State Park Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance

      Photos of Poinsett State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Scout
      1 |
      May 2, 2021 @ 11:42am
      May 2, 2021
      trail: Scout
      4 |
      May 2, 2021 @ 11:42am
      May 2, 2021
      trail: Cowasee
      25 |
      May 26, 2020 @ 8:47am
      May 26, 2020
      trail: Swamp Fox
      14 |
      May 25, 2020 @ 11:45am
      May 25, 2020
      trail: Laurel
      38 |
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 3:59pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      trail: Lo Knot West
      24 |
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 10:21am
      Jul 18, 2019
      trail: Laurel
      38 |
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 6:47am
      Dec 2, 2017
      trail: Lo Knot West
      91 |
      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 | 98 | Nov 4, 2020 , Sumter

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Cowasee
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 12:43pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      Variabletrailtim MID-SORBA tree removed
      Whippoorwill
      Mar 4, 2021 @ 10:23am
      Mar 4, 2021
      Variabletrailtim MID-SORBA tree cleared
      Scout
      Feb 27, 2021 @ 9:45am
      Feb 27, 2021
      Variabletrailtim MID-SORBA tree cleared
      Hilltop
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 3:18pm
      Dec 25, 2020
      Variabletrailtim MID-SORBA Tag arrow needed ts17
      Coquina
      Nov 5, 2020 @ 12:47pm
      Nov 5, 2020
      Drytrailtim MID-SORBA Broken rail
      Laurel
      Nov 5, 2020 @ 12:47pm
      Nov 5, 2020
      Variabletrailtim MID-SORBAHike TS15 being repaired, post broken. TS15...
      Hi Knot East
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 1:43pm
      Nov 1, 2020
      Drytrailtim MID-SORBA Cleared by Steve T
      Knot RR 2
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 1:43pm
      Nov 1, 2020
      Variabletrailtim MID-SORBA Cleared by Tim - Near Hilltop TS34
      Knot
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 6:55am
      Jul 7, 2020
      DryCharlie141 Dry, naturally before the rain
      Connector
      Jun 17, 2020 @ 10:14am
      Jun 17, 2020
      IdealCharlie141Overall trail is in good shape There...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1209440trailtimaddphoto in Sumter, South Carolina, United States and 1 more
      May 2, 2021 @ 11:42am
      May 2, 2021
      user #2277666dubaa27votetrailConnector
      Apr 12, 2021 @ 10:40am
      Apr 12, 2021
      user #1209440trailtimaddreportCowasee
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 12:43pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      user #1248605ckdakewishlisttrailCowasee and 1 more
      Mar 19, 2021 @ 6:44pm
      Mar 19, 2021
      user #2611831Shadyj7wishlisttrailScout and 3 more
      Mar 10, 2021 @ 5:52pm
      Mar 10, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #1209440trailtimreportLo Knot EastCleared next day
      Aug 1, 2017 @ 7:25pm
      Aug 1, 2017
      user #1209440trailtimreportSpliceTree has been removed.
      Jul 12, 2017 @ 7:56am
      Jul 12, 2017

      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 Bike1819 miles1,247 ft7 miles164 ft
      #1,474#782114181812
      Hike1819 miles1,247 ft7 miles164 ft
      #1,165#7011819
      Trail Running1819 miles1,247 ft7 miles164 ft
      #1,170#703181
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