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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 Apr 3, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,566
      State Ranking
      #5
      Trails
      18
      Total Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      598 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      265 ft
      Total Vertical
      96 ft
      Reports
      102
      Photos
      56
      Ridden Counter
      178

      Photos of Poinsett State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Laurel
      10 |
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 6:47am
      Dec 2, 2017
      Laurel, Sumter
      trail: Lo Knot West
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      Aug 7, 2017 @ 10:56am
      Aug 7, 2017
      Lo Knot West, Sumter
      trail: Whippoorwill
      33 |
      May 6, 2017 @ 3:22pm
      May 6, 2017
      Whippoorwill, Sumter
      trail: Whippoorwill
      16 |
      May 4, 2017 @ 3:54pm
      May 4, 2017
      Whippoorwill, Sumter
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      user #1209440trailtimreportKnot RR 2Sand successfully restrained for a short time.
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