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Lynches Woods Bike Trail Professional Review and 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 for hikers and bikers only. The ride offers many technical challenges, taking the area’s best bicyclists about 40 minutes to complete the 6.1 miles. You’ll encounter several short hills and ride an interesting section in a ravine. The trail crisscrosses the main dirt road of Lynches Woods several times. Use caution because there may be car traffic. This well-marked trail is blazed in orange. Tread: Singletrack."
--Nicole Blouin, Mountain Biking South Carolina (Falcon Guides).
the other 3 reviews of this trail must've been created just after they created it, as today i found a trail that was barely intact, and obviously neglected for years! this trail has no flow, has not been cared for, covered with debris, not well marked as there are only a few marking posts at main cross sections and not at the inter-woods crossings, it was not properly built to be sustainable and has a lot of erosion. this trail needs A LOT OF HELP to be considered a mtnbiking trail again! i give this trail a ZERO!
Also,the trail is 6 miles north of where they note here on the map in newberry not prosperity. it's behind the newberry sheriff's office on the east side of the road on 176 north of 391.
Ya, I know I raised the rating from a three to a four. I Lynches again last weekend and was stoked. The trail is in great condition. I think there is going to be another race here in a month or so. Someone who knows the details should post them here. Take advantage of this trail before it gets hot out again. This trail in the summer is like setting up your trainer in the sauna.
3 Stars on the universal scale, but for this area it is a great trail. . . if you like twists and turns. Only one trail, so there is not much variety.
Hard-pack dirt, single track covered with pine needles all under the cover of the forest. Lots of roots that always seemed to be angled to send you into a tree or something. The trail twists and winds on tight single track. There are no areas to pass, it's all single track except for the numerous road crossings. There are no epic climbs or downhills, just lots of rolling hills, a couple short challenging hills to keep your heartrate up. A couple stream crossings, deep dips down and up. A few log crossings. Did I mention it twists and winds a lot!!
Facilities include a covered picnic area with water (lots of pressure). . . refreshing to clean up both yourself and your bike after a ride. Porta-potty also. . . no toilet paper.
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