3,612 ft
Distance
43 ft
Climb
-60 ft
Descent
00:03:55
Avg time

Lo Knot East Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Poinsett State Park
    Sumter, South Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking
    #56233 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • Land Manager

The Knot, utilizing segments of Coquina and Hilltop trails, parallels itself to create multiple riding or hiking options. The Knot was added to the park in 2013 by members of Midlands SORBA and the Sumter ChainGang with reroutes added in 2017 to avoid eroded areas on Coquina and Hilltop trails. The second trail added since Poinsett was opened to cyclists, more trails were built over the next few years. The Knot is part of the Southern Classic Mountain Bike Racing Series racecourse.

Lo Knot East is more varied with a climb at the northern end.

The Knot is marked with round, aluminum tags with a black background and shares segments of Coquina (lime green) and Hilltop (red) trails.

Access Info

To get to the Knot, from TS 1 follow the Coquina trail. The Knot splits from the Coquina at TS 32. This segment of the Knot, added in 2017, bypasses part of the Coquina. Continue right back onto the Coquina at TS 33 and continue on past the shelter. At the exclusion fence, TS 4, take the Knot to the right onto the park boundary. This is the Poinsett Park boundary with Manchester State Forest and the western side of the Knot. Shortly past TS 4, the Knot splits into Hi and Lo segments. Hi Knot will keep you on the park boundary and is flat with one dip along the way all the way to the small bridge at the southern tip of the Knot. The Lo Knot at the Hi/Lo split (added in 2017) will intersect onto the Hilltop trail at TS 34. Take a right and follow the Hilltop trail for a short way. At the bottom of a short downhill, continue straight onto the Knot at TS 17. The Lo Knot will intersect the Hi Knot again at TS 35 and you will turn left onto the Hi Knot down to TS 6 where the trail splits into Hi/Lo Knot options again. Lo Knot is the more challenging route while Hi Knot is flat all the way to the small bridge at the southern tip of the Knot with one dip along the way.
After the bridge, continue back into the woods to the eastern side of the Knot and the Hi/Lo split at TS 8. Lo Knot is more challenging and ends with a strenuous climb at the end. Hi Knot is mostly flat and fast with a few climbs. At TS 9 (wood benches nearby), continue on the Knot to Park Rd at TS 14. From here, Splice trail leads to the Whippoorwill trailhead or the parking lot.

Disclaimer

Be courteous and yield to hikers at all times!

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More Stats for Lo Knot East mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -17 ft
  • Altitude min
    193 ft
  • Altitude max
    240 ft
  • Altitude start
    240 ft
  • Altitude end
    223 ft
  • Grade
    -0.5%
  • Grade max
    -9.1%
  • Grade min
    11.8%
  • Distance climb
    1,115 ft
  • Distance down
    1,755 ft
  • Distance flat
    745 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:35
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      Lo Knot East Trail Reports

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      Oct 13, 2018 @ 3:25pm
      Oct 13, 2018
      reporter
      Hi Knot and Lo Knot East in Poinsett is clear after Hurricane Michael. TS 12 to TS 8. Small to large limbs moved.
      Sep 26, 2018 @ 5:55pm
      Sep 26, 2018
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      Tree removed by Steve T
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 7:06am
      Sep 1, 2018
      reporter Tree down 12 inches dia
      Jul 30, 2017 @ 4:00pm
      Jul 30, 2017
      reporter Branch sticking out. 10" dia/cleared
      May 27, 2017 @ 1:24pm
      May 27, 2017
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