Friday, March 26, 2010

Wine Creek Trail, Augusta (Plum Branch), South Carolina

Getting There
From Augusta/I-20, head north on Hwy. 28 to Modoc. Turn right in Modoc on Hwy. 23. Go roughly 6 miles to Key Rd. and hang a left.  About 5 miles down you will pass over a bridge.  Turkey Creek starts on the left immediately after the bridge, and Wine Creek starts on the right.

The Route
Like its sister trail, Turkey Creek, route finding is a non-issue on the out-and-back ride of Wine Creek.  At 5 miles each way, it's long enough to be an awesome spin through the woods! Turkey Creek starts on the other side of the road, so if you're in the mood for a long ride, combine the two trails for a total of 24 miles. Cheers!

All About the Trail
Wine Creek is the Twin Sister of Turkey Creek, and shares many of the same characteristics that Stevens Creek does. The main differences between Wine Creek and Stevens Creek is that Wine Creek has more changes in elevation, and it generally passes at a lower elevation, closer to the creek than does Stevens Creek Trail. As such, the tread of the trail is a little loamier, and there several interesting bridges spread out (especially through the first couple of miles) along the trail.

Some sections of Wine Creek are unique from Turkey Creek in the way the narrow tread tunnels through the underbrush. Much of this is on very flat ground.

As I mentioned, Wine Creek Trail shares many of the characteristics of the typical Sumter National Forest singletrack: Sinewy/curvy singletrack, contoured benchcut trail, and technically easy. While all the trails in the area are pretty easy, if I had to pick one as the single easiest trail, both technically and aerobically, it would have to be Wine Creek. But overall, it is just incredible singletrack trail!

Bottom line: Beautiful, easy singletrack. Combine an out-and-back on Wine Creek with an out-and-back on Turkey Creek for a nice long ride.


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