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A short, steep climb to start leads to some fast technical downhill on the way to Boyd Branch Road.


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

Singletrack

2,687' 819 m

High

2,205' 672 m

Low

185' 56 m

Up

562' 171 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The recommended riding direction for Lower Sidehill is from Bent Creek Gap Road down to Boyd Branch Road. In this direction, a short, steep climb with loose, medium sized rocks is followed by an awesome downhill section (fast and moderately steep/technical) to Laurel Branch Road.

Beyond this gravel road and Laurel Branch creek is another short but great downhill, which is fast and bumpy with some banked turns. This section passes through two grassy fields and connects with Boyd Branch Road at the Boyd Branch Trailhead Parking Lot.

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Shared By:

Vinnie Connors

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 12 votes

#8864

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  4.0 from 12 votes
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Trail Rankings

#271

in North Carolina

#8,864

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Lower sidehill trail break
Jul 28, 2016 near Avery C…, NC
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May 6, 2024
Austin Bottorf
Sep 14, 2021
Jonathan Linder
Sidehill is a painful climb, lower is a fun ride down. 3.4mi
Oct 21, 2019
Kevin Jackson
Aug 9, 2019
Kale Stevens
Oct 4, 2018
MIKE J
Jun 21, 2018
Sean Quinn
4.5mi
May 6, 2018
Allen Braswell
fun short ride
Apr 5, 2018
Davy Graham
5mi
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