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Upper Wilson Ridge ("21 Jumps")

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (14)

Classic riding in Pisgah's Grandfather District.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Singletrack

2,606' 794 m

High

2,255' 687 m

Low

336' 102 m

Up

642' 196 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Upper Wilson Ridge begins at Edgemont Road near the community of Gragg and ends at at Schoolhouse Ridge Road - FSR 4068 at NC 90.

Also known as 21 Jumps, there are a string of several jumps that begin to appear just after the top. This trail has been around a long time, and many of the mounds have worn down to humps instead of jumps, but they still offer a good roll and a nice opportunity for some air.

Several side-trails appear off of this trail (most of which go nowhere), but an established main line exists. At approximately 1.8 miles there is one pronounced fork in the trail. Wilson Ridge stays LEFT here, and Schoolhouse Connector continues right to Schoolhouse Trail 259 (Upper Thorps Creek).

Upper Wilson Ridge is not as technical as other trails in Pisgah, but has its moments. Just after a nice side-cut section, there are a handful of uphill rooty sections next to some big trees. This is just before the fork in the trail mentioned above. After that left and the trail is mostly downhill to 4068 including some newly uncovered original corridor that is tight with small trees.

This trail arrives at a guardrail on Schoolhouse Ridge Road - FSR 4068. A new section has been reclaimed just around the corner. Take a left here on the road, and another left on the singletrack that starts on the left. This last segment dumps out at the beginning of 4068 at NC 90. Turn right there on 90 to continue to Middle Wilson Ridge, or right on 4068 if your loop takes you to Schoolhouse Trail 259 (Upper Thorps Creek) or back to Edgemont Rd.

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Shared By:

Paul Stahlschmidt

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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Upper Wilson Ridge trail
Dec 12, 2013 near Foscoe, NC

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Jan 2, 2021
Ty Dono
Great ride up to 21 Jumps. Trail was mostly dry with a few soft spots under the leaves. One tree was down, but you can go under at a slow speed. 12mi
Dec 4, 2020
William Smith
Aborted halfway through. Crashed and had pneumothorax
Aug 18, 2020
Steven Townley
14mi
Jul 10, 2020
Nicholas Feliciano
Fun ride only saw one jump the rest were mounds and there are a lot more then 21
Jun 14, 2020
John Serrano
May 23, 2020
Mathias Adventures
May 6, 2020
Rich Gibbs
One tree down on an uphill just before the junction with Schoolhouse.
Dec 8, 2019
John Serrano