Wambaw Cycle Trail (North Loop)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Wambaw beginner's loop

A figure-eight motorcycle and OHV trail, this sandy course winds through fragrant pine woods with shimmering hardwoods in the understory. Along the way riders can glimpse vernal ponds with bald cypress as well as turkeys and white-tailed deer.While the trail is designed for motorcycles, it can accommodate OHVs under 50 inches wide. Jeeps, Hummers and other 4x4 vehicles are not permitted. The Wambaw Cycle Trail and the trailhead are maintained with collected fees.

Call Before You Haul: This trail may be closed on short notice to prevent resource damage. To check trail status, call the OHV Hotline (803) 561-4025 for up-to-date information

Printable guide and vicintiy map 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: When the trail is open, the restrooms will be closed, and camping is not permitted at this time. Visitors are responsible for their own safety. Trail conditions change frequently! Before your visit, please call the Call Before You Haul Hotline at 803-561-4025 for the latest trail conditions and weather closures.
Operational Hours:
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $5 per OHV per day, or $50 per person per season. Seasonal passes are issued to specific individuals, and only those individuals may use them. Fees are non-refundable. A complimentary seasonal pass will be issued to volunteers who contribute eight hours or more of trail work at certified trail work outings. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact one of our offices.
Best Season: Fall, winter, spring
Restrictions: This trail may be closed on short notice to prevent resource damage. To check trail status, call the OHV Hotline (803-561-4025).
Restroom: Vault toilets
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General Information

Directions: From Charleston, take US highway 17 North to Steed Creek Road (SC Route 133-S). Turn left and drive five miles to Halfway Creek Road (SC Route 98-S). Turn right and continue six miles to Round Pond Cycle Trailhead on the left.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Picnic shelter.

Group Picnicking

Picnic shelter.


Picnic tables Picnic shelter
Toilets Vault toilets
Fee charged for some activities OHV fees
Tent camping