Horn Creek Trail

Modoc, South Carolina

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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 rolling Piedmont country is hard to beat. For much of the loop, you will parallel Horn Creek and Lick Fork. In the beautiful bottoms area, you will ride through open hardwood forest and cross a creek on a set of bridges built by a Georgia Eagle Scout troop. The wooded ridge section delivers the sweet smell of pine and a gentle 1-mile climb. Horn Creek Trail is maintained by the Augusta Freewheelers under the Forest Service Volunteer Program. The trail crew works to keep the loop free of obstacles, making this wide singletrack ideal for introducing someone to the sport. Experts also ride here, traveling this fast loop as many as five times. Horn Creek Trail is located in the Lick Fork Recreation Area. Enjoy the picnic area and small, wooded campground on the shore of the 12-acre Lick Fork Lake. You will also find a boat ramp, a public swimming area, and a 2-mile nature trail that circles the lake. Tread: Wide Singletrack.
Mountain Biking South Carolina

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Mountain Biking South Carolina

by Nicole Blouin (Falcon Guides)

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 rolling Piedmont country is hard to beat. For much of the loop, you will parallel Horn Creek and Lick Fork. In the beautiful bottoms area, you will ride through open hardwood forest and cross a creek on a set of bridges built by a Georgia Eagle Scout troop. The wooded ridge section delivers the sweet smell of pine and a gentle 1-mile climb.

Horn Creek Trail is maintained by the Augusta Freewheelers under the Forest Service Volunteer Program. The trail crew works to keep the loop free of obstacles, making this wide singletrack ideal for introducing someone to the sport. Experts also ride here, traveling this fast loop as many as five times. Horn Creek Trail is located in the Lick Fork Recreation Area. Enjoy the picnic area and small, wooded campground on the shore of the 12-acre Lick Fork Lake. You will also find a boat ramp, a public swimming area, and a 2-mile nature trail that circles the lake. Tread: Wide Singletrack.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Modoc
Distance: 5.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Long Cane Ranger District, Sumter National Forest, (803) 637-5396
Local Maps: USGS Colliers; a map is available from the Forest Service.
Driving Directions: Directions to Horn Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

4/22/2006
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This MTB trail is a relatively short fast loop containing several well constructed and placed bridge crossings and many quick dip waves that are a lot of fun. It does not contain any hard long up or down hills allowing for a continual high speed cadence. It can be done mostly in the big chain ring if you are motoring through. The terrain is also very pretty. During the Baker's Dozen race, it rained and made the course really slippery and muddy. The lake offered a great place to clean up. Nice swimming! Also, as always, be careful for wild life. We killed a 4 ft Copper Head.


5/7/2004
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