3,058 ft
Distance
86 ft
Climb
-46 ft
Descent
00:04:23
Avg time

Lo Knot West Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Poinsett State Park
    Sumter, South Carolina
  • AKA
    Knot
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking
    #54718 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #87188 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 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 West is a more challenging option to Hi Knot West.

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 West mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    40 ft
  • Altitude min
    198 ft
  • Altitude max
    239 ft
  • Altitude start
    198 ft
  • Altitude end
    240 ft
  • Grade
    1.3%
  • Grade max
    -15.2%
  • Grade min
    11.5%
  • Distance climb
    1,752 ft
  • Distance down
    902 ft
  • Distance flat
    404 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:58
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      Lo Knot West Trail Reports

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      Sep 11, 2019 @ 11:04am
      Sep 11, 2019
      reporter Slow falling tree
      Apr 27, 2019 @ 10:41am
      Apr 27, 2019
      reporter
      Trail clear after cold front high winds, removed several vines from trail, some limbs, trimmed back southern bridge for better LOS.
      Oct 15, 2018 @ 1:10pm
      Oct 15, 2018
      reporter
      Hi Knot and Lo Knot West in Poinsett is clear after Hurricane Michael. TS 32 to TS 7 and Arnette Falls. Small to large limbs moved.
      Mar 4, 2018 @ 7:07am
      Mar 4, 2018
      Very clean and groomed for The Knot XC races
      Jan 24, 2018 @ 7:55pm
      Jan 24, 2018
      reporter Tree caught on tree remove?
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      • 151 rides
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      Jan 24, 2018 @ 9:58pm
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      Aug 7, 2017 @ 10:56am
      Aug 7, 2017

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