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Spencer Branch Rd.

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Rank: #8 in the Boone and Lenoir area
#38 in North Carolina
#1,061 Overall
Featured Ride near Lenoir,  area, 
“Beautiful views of the Appalachian mountains turn to dense forest in this hidden trail.”
Shawn Moore on Jun 5, 2013
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7.9 Miles 2,870’ Ascent 2,101’ High 2.1% Avg Grade
40% Singletrack -2,846’ Descent 1,243’ Low 9.5% Max Grade
NOTICE: According to our research, this Featured Ride does not have legal public access. The route is not shown on the map.
Restrictions
Please refrain from riding after heavy rain to minimize trail impact.
Overview
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.
Need To Know
Creek crossing at about the 1.25 mile mark of the singletrack.
Description
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.
Today

80° | 54°
Tomorrow

80° | 58°
Thursday

76° | 59°
Friday

71° | 52°
Saturday

68° | 45°
Recent Conditions
Aug 9
Mama bear and 3 baby bears have been spotted in the proximity of the trail. Make sure to make noise as you ride!
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PHOTOS of Spencer Branch Rd.
 2.7 from 3 votes
Climbing the forest service road. (Lenoir, NC)
 2.0 from 3 votes
Gate dividing the parking area from the Forest Service road. (Lenoir, NC)
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