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Mountain Bike at Duncan Park

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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Spartanburg’s Duncan Park offers mountain biking thrills.


Get ready to rumble! Spartanburg's mountain biking trail offers stump jumpers plenty of air-catching thrills. And this rock-'em, sock-'em ride is right in the middle of town.

The 6 miles of single-track trails wind their way through the woods in the heart of Duncan Park, home to the oldest minor league stadium in the country.

Described as a ski area for mountain bikers, the buttery smooth trails feature jumps, pump turns and those adrenaline-inducing whoop-de-dos. With few steep ascents, young cyclists or beginners can get in on the backwoods fun, too.

 

Mountain Biking Fun

Man mountain biking through park
Duncan Park's trails offer several steep hills - some braced with boards - where you can pick up some serious speed.

The trails can be accessed from several points in the park. Once you get going, it's hard to stop. The undulating terrain keeps you flowing along with hardly a pump to the pedals.

Passing within a few feet of each other in some spots, the trails form a network with lots of crossover points that allow riders to mix it up 50 different ways. Daredevils will enjoy the technical challenges and big, sweeping hills where you can pick up speed like a downhill racer.

 

Beyond Biking

Biker sitting on bench overlooking lake
Duncan Park's lake is a great place to catch your breath while riding the mountain biking trails.

Although the trails were designed by the Upstate Southern Off-road Bicycle Association, hikers, runners and dog walkers are welcome to use them.

Within Duncan Park's 102 acres, you'll also find a small lake, a 1-mile walking trail, two baseball fields, a playground, four tennis courts, picnic tables and the famed baseball stadium.

Learn more about trails and cycling in Spartanburg here.

Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.