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Manchester State Forest OHV Trails

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Alt Names

Manchester OHV Area, Manchester State Forest, Manchester Forest, Manchester State Park, Blue OHV Trail, Blue OHV Area, Manchester State Forest OHV Trails, Red OHV, Red OHV Trail, Green OHV, Mill Creek, Poinsett State Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

This trail system offers three main loops that consist of sand and dirt with numerous whoops and some steep inclines that wind through a mixed hardwood and pine tree forest. Camping is not permitted and the rangers occasionally check for permits or proof of paid day use fees ($125.00 fine for violation). The trails are available daily from dawn to dusk between the dates of December 31 and September 14 and on Sundays only during hunting season, which is September 15 through December 30.

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Nearest CityPinewood, SC
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From: Columbia, SC
1) Take US-378 east to the exit for SR-261, about 30 miles
2) Turn right (south) off the exit ramp on SR-261, continue about 12.5 miles
3) Veer right onto SR-51, continue about .6 miles.
4) Staging area is on the left.


LandState Forest


Our RatingRating    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Square Miles3
Miles Of Trail19
Climate TypeForest
Elevation180 to 220 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Permit RequiredYesRecreation Permit
Dates OpenDec 31 - Sept 14 & Sundays only from Sept 15-Dec 30
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on designated trails
Emergency / Law EnforcementSome
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.


Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
RidingYes ($5.00 per rider)
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SE)Clarendon Memorial Hospital (803) 435-8463
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (N)Shop N Go (803) 481-3554
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (N)Shop N Go (803) 481-3554
Potable Water WaterPinewood, SC
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (S)Elliott's Landing and Campground (803) 452-5336
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (S)Elliott's Landing and Campground (803) 452-5336
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SW)Mill Creek Park Campground (803) 436-2248
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)
Swimming Swim AreaPinewood, SC
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (N)Tavern Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Packs Landing Boat Ramp (803) 452-5514


Contact InfoManchester State Forest
6740 Headquarters Road
Wedgefield, SC 29168
(803) 494-8196


Manchester Trail Photo

Manchester State Forest OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 6/13/2012 (Thanks!)

Manchester Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Manchester State Forest OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 6/13/2012 (Thanks!)

Manchester Trail Photo

Amenities example at Manchester State Forest OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 6/13/2012 (Thanks!)

Manchester Trail Photo

Amenities at Manchester State Forest OHV Trails

Photo Submitted 6/13/2012 (Thanks!)

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