Paris Mountain State Park near Greenville, South Carolina, is a popular trail system that offers an 11.5-mile loop with a few short side options. This ride will give you a taste of the terrain and trail types available in the state. Expect extended climbs and descents over 95 percent singletrack with an average grade of 5 percent (and a max of 23 percent!).
Expect a mix of both rough, rocky and smooth trails, views of mountains and lakes and challenging climbs. Note that mountain bikes are not allowed on the trails on Saturdays, and there is a small fee to enter the state park.
Photos courtesy of MTB Project.