Mountain Bike Through Sadlers Creek State Park

By:Marie McAden

Date:12/16/2013


Not ready to bomb down a mountain on your new fat tires? Sadler​s Creek State Park near Anders​on offers the perfect intro course for mountain bike newbies and riders looking for a fun, fast run.

The 6.5 miles of single-track trails are mostly flat with some tight, twisty sections to keep you on your toes. Whatever your skill level, you’ll enjoy the easy flow of the terrain — and the thrill that comes with barreling through a forest.

A parking lot near the end of the park’s main road offers access to the trailhead. The well-groomed route is easy to follow as it winds and zigzags through the hardwood and pine forest. At several points along the way, the trail takes you to close enough to the lake to get some nice views of the water. In the winter when the leaves are off the trees, the vistas really open up.

If you want to take in the scenery, it’s best to pull off to the side of the trail and take a break. With all the rocks, roots and sticks on the path, you really need to keep your eyes on what’s in front of you when you’re riding.

The trail crosses park roads several times. After the crossing near a ball field, the terrain gets hillier. The most technical move is a four-foot drop-off with a switchback at the bottom. There also are some tight, 90-degree turns that add some challenge to the course.

With a new section of trail now open on the other side of the main park road, you don’t have to ride over much of the same ground to get back to the starting point. You’ll emerge from the forest across the road from the parking lot.

Admission to Sadlers Creek State Park is $2 for adults and teens 16 and older. For more information, click h​ere or call (864) 226-8950.

Related Content

Mountain Bike Through Sadlers Creek State Park
Sadlers Creek State Park offers the perfect intro course for mountain bike newbies and riders looking for a fun, fast run. As you ride, take in the scenery, tackle the trails, and enjoy a fresh trek through the outdoors of Upstate South Carolina.
Boat, Bike, and Hike at Sadlers Creek State Park
Sadlers Creek State Park is on the western edge of South Carolina’s uplands and features an easy half-mile nature path, 6.5 miles of mountain biking trails and access to the beautiful Lake Hartwell. It’s a one-stop shop for outdoor adventure.
10 State Parks Where You Can Stay and Play on the Water
If you’re looking for a place to vacation on your boat, South Carolina has lots of choices. Dock, pitch your tent, check into a cabin or lodge — all are available at one of our spectacular state parks.

Featured Products

Sadlers Creek State Park
Mountains

Anderson

Mountains

Mountains

The
Mountains Region

Learn More
Outdoor recreation and wildlife observation are popular activities at Sadlers Creek, which sits on a peninsula extending into Lake Hartwell. The park features a ...
City of Anderson
Mountains

Anderson

Mountains

Mountains

The
Mountains Region

Learn More
Anderson lies nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the state’s northwestern corner. In the mid-1700’s, General Robert Anderson, with General Andrew Pic ...

Featured products and attractions in "Mountain Bike Through Sadlers Creek State Park"

Nearby Attractions

  • {{item.name}}

You might also like:

Issaqueena Falls/Stumphouse Tunnel
Mountains

Walhalla

Mountains

Mountains

The
Mountains Region

Learn More
A short easy walking trail leads from Stumphouse Mountain Park to Issaqueena Falls, a beautiful 200-ft. cascade. Legend has it that the Indian maiden, Issaqueena, rode to ...
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
Coast

Awendaw

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
A stretch of barrier islands and salt marshes that make up one of the nation's most outstanding wildlife refuges. The 66,287-acre refuge is a true wilderness experience. ...
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
Midlands

McBee

Midlands

Midlands

The
Midlands Region

Learn More
The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker is among the many animals and plants found on this 46,000-acre national wildlife refuge. An observation tower, a photography blind ...
Kings Mountain National Military Park
Mountains

Blacksburg

Mountains

Mountains

The
Mountains Region

Learn More
On Oct. 7, 1780, a group of Patriot militia from what is now Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia defeated British Major Patrick Ferguson and h ...
Wild Dunes Resort/Isle of Palms
Coast

Isle of Palms

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort is located less than 30 minutes from the charm and ...
Waterfront Park
Coast

Charleston

Coast

Coast

The
Coast Region

Learn More
One of the peninsula's most visited parks, Waterfront Park opened in 1990 and offers fantastic views of the Charleston Harbor. Gardens, fountains, walking paths and plent ...