3,057 ft
Distance
129 ft
Climb
-93 ft
Descent
00:04:10
Avg time

Lo Knot West Details

  • Riding Area
    Poinsett State Park
    Sumter, South Carolina
  • AKA
    Knot
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking
    #66856 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2013

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!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lo Knot West bike trail
  • Altitude change
    36 ft
  • Altitude min
    197 ft
  • Altitude max
    243 ft
  • Altitude start
    197 ft
  • Altitude end
    233 ft
  • Grade
    1.176%
  • Grade max
    -37.52%
  • Grade min
    16.894%
  • Distance climb
    1,679 ft
  • Distance down
    989 ft
  • Distance flat
    389 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:28
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Lo Knot West Trail Reports

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      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?
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 8:02am
      Dec 2, 2017
      Again, in places, hard to recognize the trail do to the amount of foliage
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 5:05am
      Jul 24, 2017
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      Aug 7, 2017
      Lo Knot West, Sumter

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