BIKING & HIKING ADVENTURES!
The Little River Blueway Outdoor Adventure Area offers much more than just water trails... The area is known for some of the best mountain biking trails in the world! Within the two state parks are twenty one miles of single-track mountain biking trails built by the Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association (SORBA). These are excellent trails suitable for hiking and biking. The 7 mile “Lakefront Loop” trail at the Hickory Knob State Resort Park is a must ride trail for experienced bikers. The trail has many obstacles, including moderate jumps and dips through gullies, which are minor in comparison to the numerous views of Lake Thurmond along the trail.
A more leisurely, but equally beautiful, biking trail can be enjoyed along the Savannah Valley Rail Road Trail. 11 miles of the proposed 35 miles have been cleared by local volunteers. The southeastern point of the trail is 2.5 miles from Baker Creek Base Camp. There are also hundreds of miles of unpaved Forest Service roads winding through the National Forest and river basins. Click here for trail status.
The Little River Blueway area is surrounded by other notable trails. The Forks Area Trail System (FATS), which is designated as an Epic Trail by the International Mountain Biking Association, along with Turkey/Wine Creek Trail and Steven’s Creek Trail are all within a 30-mile drive from Blueway Base Camp.
LEAVE NO TRACE
- Plan ahead & prepare
- Travel & camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Respect wildlife
- Minimize campfire impacts
- Respect private property & the privacy of others
- For more information on Leave No Trace, visit www.lnt.org
Always wear applicable safety equipment (life jacket, helmet, protective clothing, etc.)
Read safety information and park rules prior to trip
Leave a float or trail plan with family and friends
Bring water and first aid supplies
Be aware of other boaters, especially on open water and wear a whistle (DNR requirement for paddlers).
Dress appropriately and be prepared for inclement weather. Even in temperatures as high as 50-60 degrees (F), wet and windy weather can still cause hypothermia. Avoid wearing cotton clothing.
Carry a GPS unit and a cell phone that receives coverage within the area
While considerable effort has been made to provide accurate information, we take no responsibility for any errors or omissions. There is some risk involved in water paddling, hiking, camping, and trail riding. The ultimate responsibility for safety lies solely with the individual.