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We are doing a road trip in couple weeks and during drive back to FL we are planning a short ride in Francis Marion forest. I know its mainly forest roads which is fine for what we want to do. Anyone have suggestions on riding the forest? Will be staying in Charleston SC


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Stop by the Ranger Station and get a road map. You can also ask about current road conditions and closures. Stay off the ATV trails.

Francis Marion Ranger District Office
2967 Steed Creek Road
Huger, SC 29450
Phone: (843) 336-2200
Fax: (843) 336-2250
District Ranger: Rhea Whalen

Most all the roads marked with #'s a good to good. Check the map too ensure they are open. Local weather changes the roads occcasional.

Be sure to carry plenty of water and mosquito spray/lotion.
Bring a lunch or food also.

Take a GPS just in case.


A link:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/scnfs/about-forest/offices

Check the Alerts & Notices

If you have time stop by the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center if it is open.
 

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thanks for the info. Will definitely contact the ranger station before heading to the forest.
 

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So how was the Francis experience?
 

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thanks for asking, unfortunately on the drive back home from the DC area a storm came in with heavy rain all down I-95; by time we got to Charleston area it was obvious that the forest would make for a very wet ride. So we decided to defer our trip to Charleston / Savannah for another separate trip when it cools off and a bit dryer.



We did get to do a very nice ride in Maryland; Frederick Watershed Park trail

Easy ride (great biking as well). It was along the way to Gettysburg so we checked it out. Here are some Photos (note: we decided to take the Trailhawk on this trip vs the Wrangler so why you see it in the photos)



Will definitely do a trip update when we do run the Marion forest in upcoming months.
 

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thanks for asking, unfortunately on the drive back home from the DC area a storm came in with heavy rain all down I-95; by time we got to Charleston area it was obvious that the forest would make for a very wet ride. So we decided to defer our trip to Charleston / Savannah for another separate trip when it cools off and a bit dryer.



We did get to do a very nice ride in Maryland; Frederick Watershed Park trail

Easy ride (great biking as well). It was along the way to Gettysburg so we checked it out. Here are some Photos (note: we decided to take the Trailhawk on this trip vs the Wrangler so why you see it in the photos)



Will definitely do a trip update when we do run the Marion forest in upcoming months.
Looks like a great time for that trip and ride. There is actually a trail that follows the mountains from Damascus, Va to New York, NY. Runs up thru Gettysburg as well. Mostly forest roads and back roads I think so there is some asphalt involved as well.

Looks like there is a lot of history there in the park, thanks for the photos!
 

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Yes gettysburg is full of history. Best read up on it before you go. plan at least 2 days.

Thanks for the tip on the trail to NY. Will need to look into that for future trip. The problem with travel is the more you do the more you realize how much there is still to be seen in this amazing country of ours.
 

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Yes gettysburg is full of history. Best read up on it before you go. plan at least 2 days.

Thanks for the tip on the trail to NY. Will need to look into that for future trip. The problem with travel is the more you do the more you realize how much there is still to be seen in this amazing country of ours.
Yes, our problem too and a good one to have while you're healthy. We did the Trans American Trail (GPSKevens ver) in 2017. American IS GREAT! We just don't get that news from the reporters anymore. Real American people are TEAM PLAYERS and they do exist all across our wonderful country.
 
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