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Manchester State Forest OHV Trails

Friday, April 28, 2023

Other 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.

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 runs from September 15 through December 30.

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Permit RequiredYesRecreation Permit
Dates OpenDec 31 - Sept 14 and Sundays only from Sept 15 through Dec 30
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding permitted during daylight hours
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
Rule EnforcementSome


Approx Size28,675 acres (45 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail19
Climate TypeForest
Elevation180 to 220 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis state forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis state forest has no roads.None
ShadeThis state forest has some shaded areas.Some
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


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest


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)


RidingYes ($5.00 per rider)


Our RatingRating
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityPinewood, SC
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
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.


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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