Spencer Branch Rd.

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Rank: #14 in the West and Mountains area
#188 in NC, #7,270 Overall
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Trail in the area near Gamewell,
“Beautiful views of the Appalachian mountains turn to dense forest in this hidden trail.”
Shawn Moore on Jun 5, 2013
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3.55.6 milesKilometers 841’256 m Ascent 2,053’626 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Doubletrack Type -48’-15 m Descent 1,260’384 m Low 12% Max Grade (7°)
Please refrain from riding after heavy rain to minimize trail impact.
Need To Know
Creek crossing at about the 1.25 mile mark of the singletrack.
A great doubletrack trail within riding distance of downtown Lenoir. Beautiful views and dense forest with streams and small waterfalls make for a great ride.

Primary trail users are horseback riders, so please be respectful of these and other users. Some erosion due to horse traffic may be present.

The ride starts at a forest service gate and climbs steadily on a forest service road for approximately 4 miles. Beautiful views and sounds of flowing water and waterfalls are frequent along this opening section.
History & Background
This area and the trails were once a part of the Anita Alta Girl Scout camp. Prior to that, the entire area was heavily logged to provide raw material for the significant furniture industry once present in Caldwell County.
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near Gamewell, NC
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This is a must-ride Wilson Creek area loop.
near Glen Alpine, NC

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PHOTOS of Spencer Branch Rd.
  2.7 from 3 votes
Climbing the forest service road. (Gamewell, NC)
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Gate dividing the parking area from the Forest Service road. (Gamewell, NC)