Red ORV Trail For Dirt Biking

The 5th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in South Carolina.

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Southwest of Sumter and south of Wedgefield, the 23,000 acre Manchester State Forest has 100 miles of road and trails through flowering mountain laurel and red cedar that are open to dirt biking.

The Red OHV Trail (8.6 miles) is the largest of three loop trails in the Manchester Forest and basically follows the perimeter of the area bordered by SC 261 and Sumter County Roads S-51 and S-808. You will be guided by arrows, which indicate turns and direction of travel. You will wind through a mixture of forest, open area, and some wetland on a trail surface that is a mixture of dirt and sand. Although this area is basically a lowland area, there are enough small hills to make your ride exciting.

To reach the trailhead from Sumter head west on US 76 for 10 miles. Go south on SR 261 for 12.7 miles.

Veer right on Sumter County S-51 (toward Rimini). The entrance to the parking is approximately 0.6 miles on the left side.

Here are milages for the different color coded trails shown on the map:

Red 9.6 miles

Blue 7.8 miles

Green 1.7 miles

Purple 4.2 miles

Overall, Red ORV Trail is the 5th most popular dirt bike trail of all 14 dirt biking rides in South Carolina.


Local Contact(s):  Manchester State Forest (803) 494-8196; South Carolina Tourism (803) 734-1700.

Best Season:  Jan - Aug.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Poinsett State Park Campground

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  33.7601, -80.50633

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/29/2016

ID:  16486

Red ORV Trail Dirt Biking Map


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