Best Mountain Biking in South Carolina

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in South Carolina. Use this list to plan your next South Carolina mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 West Ashley Greenway

    1 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    West Ashley Greenway parallels U.S. Highway 17 from South Windermere Shopping Center to Main Road, a few hundred yards short of the drawbridge over to Johns Island. This linear, grassy trail, ...
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    West Ashley Greenway parallels U.S. Highway 17 from South Windermere Shopping Center to Main Road, a few hundred yards short ...

  • #2 Tour de Dump

    4 Reviews

    Spartanburg, SC

    The parking lot at Southside has been packed recently. The main loop is well marked with orange blazes and circles one of the county’s landfills. This ride begins along a powerline cut, but soon ...
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The parking lot at Southside has been packed recently. The main loop is well marked with orange blazes and circles one of ...

  • #3 Burrells Ford Road

    7 Reviews

    Sumter National Forest, SC

    Burrells Ford Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in South Carolina and Georgia. It is within Sumter National Forest. It is 9.7 miles long and begins at 2,786 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  9.7 miles

    Burrells Ford Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in South Carolina and Georgia. It is within Sumter National Forest. ...

  • #4 Harbison Loop

    3 Reviews

    Columbia, SC

    Combine the forest’s three loops and you have the locals’ favorite ride. Use Firebreak West as an entrance trail and the Firebreak East as an exit trail for this loop. You can ride the main gravel ...
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Combine the forest’s three loops and you have the locals’ favorite ride. Use Firebreak West as an entrance trail and the ...

  • #5 Sesqui Mountain Bike Trail

    3 Reviews

    Columbia, SC

    The Sesqui Mountain Bike Trail’s proximity to Columbia and accessibility from three major interstates adds to its popularity. The sandy singletrack was built on a terraced area of the park, and ...
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The Sesqui Mountain Bike Trail’s proximity to Columbia and accessibility from three major interstates adds to its popularity. ...

  • #6 Lynches Woods Bike Trail

    3 Reviews

    Newberry, SC

    This new trail is getting a lot of traffic out of Columbia. While there are horse trails in the area, this loop is designated for hikers and bikers only. The ride offers many technical challenges, ...
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This new trail is getting a lot of traffic out of Columbia. While there are horse trails in the area, this loop is designated ...

  • #7 Timmons Park Mountain Bike Trail

    1 Reviews

    Greenville, SC

    The Greenville Spinners built this trail with the intent of having a practice ground close to home for after-work and lunch-hour workouts. Most locals use the trail on weekdays, riding the loop ...
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Greenville Spinners built this trail with the intent of having a practice ground close to home for after-work and lunch-hour ...

  • #8 Springfield Loop

    0 Reviews

    Rock Hill, SC

    Springfield Loop packs a lot of punch in its 3.3 miles. The back side of the loop includes short steeps, technical descents, and difficult creek crossings. You will ride through upland forest, ...
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Springfield Loop packs a lot of punch in its 3.3 miles. The back side of the loop includes short steeps, technical descents, ...

  • #9 Horn Creek Trail

    2 Reviews

    Modoc, SC

    Many mountain bikers consider Horn Creek Trail the most popular ride in Sumter National Forest. The excellent singletrack is definitely the Forest Service’s pride and joy. The scenery of this ...
    •  5.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Many mountain bikers consider Horn Creek Trail the most popular ride in Sumter National Forest. The excellent singletrack ...

  • #10 Pinckney Island Ride

    1 Reviews

    Ridgeland, SC

    Pinckney, the largest of five islands in the refuge and the only one open to the public, is popular with runners, walkers, bicyclists, photographers, and bird watchers. A gravel road and a grassy ...
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Pinckney, the largest of five islands in the refuge and the only one open to the public, is popular with runners, walkers, ...

  • #11 Killer Three Loop

    2 Reviews

    Sumter, SC

    Mountain bikers have been racing in Manchester State Forest for ten years. After Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the current loop was built and is maintained by the Sumter Chain Gang Cycling Club. The ...
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Mountain bikers have been racing in Manchester State Forest for ten years. After Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the current loop ...

  • #12 Swamp Fox Trail

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    The Swamp Fox Trail, part of South Carolina’s rail-trail system, follows old railroad logging trams for much of its length. You will need some patience to deal with the jolting of one bumpy stretch ...
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Swamp Fox Trail, part of South Carolina’s rail-trail system, follows old railroad logging trams for much of its length. ...

  • #13 Sand Hills Mountain Bike Trail

    1 Reviews

    Florence, SC

    On this tight, sandy singletrack, you will constantly rub elbows with pine trees. The challenges of this action-packed loop include 90-degree turns, difficult log crossings, and a new 40-foot ...
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    On this tight, sandy singletrack, you will constantly rub elbows with pine trees. The challenges of this action-packed loop ...

  • #14 Lake Moultrie Passage

    0 Reviews

    Charleston, SC

    This long trail incorporates Santee-Cooper’s dike system to provide a flat ride around the northern half of Lake Moultrie. You will be rewarded with views across the lake when you reach the top ...
    •  60 miles
    •  Guide

    This long trail incorporates Santee-Cooper’s dike system to provide a flat ride around the northern half of Lake Moultrie. ...

  • #15 Bike / Hike Trail

    0 Reviews

    Georgetown, SC

    On the Bike/Hike Trail, you’ll explore a range of habitats as you parallel the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and loop around on a dike system. The impounded waters provide a valuable food ...
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    On the Bike/Hike Trail, you’ll explore a range of habitats as you parallel the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and loop around ...

  • #16 Enoree Off-Highway Vehicle Trail

    1 Reviews

    Clinton, SC

    This ride is one of five interconnecting loops called the Enoree Off-Highway Vehicle Trail. A rough sketch of the complete route, distributed by the Forest Service, gives you another 15 miles ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is one of five interconnecting loops called the Enoree Off-Highway Vehicle Trail. A rough sketch of the complete ...

  • #17 Fants Grove Lake Trail

    0 Reviews

    Clemson, SC

    Follow the shoreline of Lake Hartwell in and out of several wooded coves on this short, technical loop. Seed Orchard Road takes you down to a point on Lake Hartwell. Take a swim before you begin ...
    •  4.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Follow the shoreline of Lake Hartwell in and out of several wooded coves on this short, technical loop. Seed Orchard Road ...

  • #18 Midlands Mountain Trail

    1 Reviews

    Columbia, SC

    The Midlands Mountain Trail, the oldest loop at Harbison, used to lie in the floodplain of the Broad River, and occasionally, in years past, part of the trail has been inundated. A new section ...
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Midlands Mountain Trail, the oldest loop at Harbison, used to lie in the floodplain of the Broad River, and occasionally, ...

  • #19 Buncombe Trail

    0 Reviews

    Clinton, SC

    The Palmetto Trail uses this section of the Buncombe Trail to cross the Sumter Passage. The passage will eventually traverse the southern half of the ranger district. Enjoy this 9.1-mile ride, ...
    •  18.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Palmetto Trail uses this section of the Buncombe Trail to cross the Sumter Passage. The passage will eventually traverse ...

  • #20 Hunting Island Loop

    0 Reviews

    Beaufort, SC

    Short sections of singletrack on Hunting Island can be connected to create a loop around the park, incorporating all the major highlights. Enjoy constant views of the water as you ride along ...
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Short sections of singletrack on Hunting Island can be connected to create a loop around the park, incorporating all the ...