3 miles
Distance
1,095 ft
Climb
-659 ft
Descent
1,659 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
    Paris Mountain State Park
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

From Picnic Area 6, you can start in either direction on this narrow, steep, strenuous, rocky, rugged, white-blazed loop trail. If you cross the park road and begin at the trail sign, you will climb up and down wooded slopes until you reach the parking area at Buckhorn Gate. At the trail kiosk keep right, continue up another steep slope, and bear left at the fork with the Brissey Ridge trail. You will walk through mixed pine and hardwood forest atop a mountain ridge and pass the Old Firetower Trail on the left, before you begin to climb up and down along deep ravines and running streams lined with mountain laurel and rhododendron. As you pass through these diverse habitats, you may see a variety of birds, snakes, deer, and other wildlife. The trail levels out near the shores of Mountain Lake where you will pass a large dam and follow one of several trail branches that return to the parking area where you began.

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More Stats for Sulphur Springs Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    436 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,063 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,165 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,601 ft
  • Grade
    2.756%
  • Grade max
    -61.532%
  • Grade min
    54.616%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    618 ft
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on Sep 19, 2017
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Avg: 4.35 (4 votes)

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