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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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      Follow Park Road (off of SC 261) to the parking lot.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      18
      Total Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      598 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      265 ft
      Total Vertical
      96 ft
      Reports
      75
      Photos
      46
      Ridden Counter
      119

      Photos of Poinsett State Park Mountain Bike

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      trail: Lo Knot East
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      Jul 30, 2017 @ 5:36pm
      Jul 30, 2017
      Lo Knot East, Sumter
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      trail: Whippoorwill
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      Jul 21, 2017 @ 11:28am
      Jul 21, 2017
      Whippoorwill, Sumter
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      trail: Splice
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      Jun 14, 2017 @ 4:33pm
      Jun 14, 2017
      Splice, Sumter
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      trail: Swamp Fox
      5 |
      May 25, 2017 @ 6:46pm
      May 25, 2017
      Swamp Fox, Sumter
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      user #1209440trailtimreportLo Knot EastCleared next day
      Aug 1, 2017 @ 7:25pm
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      Jul 12, 2017 @ 7:56am
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      user #1297702harringt48reportWhippoorwillTree was already partially uprooted. Looks as...
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