Fisher Farm Full Loop

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Trail

4.3 Miles 6.9 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

291' 89 m

Ascent

-292' -89 m

Descent

775' 236 m

High

673' 205 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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32 days agoUpdate

A full tour of Fisher Farm including all optional segments. Total trail length is 5.3 miles.

Vinnie Connors

Overview

Trails close for 24 hours after rain.
For current trail conditions, go to tarheeltrailblazers.com.
Fisher Farm is built on a moderately sloped hill that goes from the highest point in the north part of the property to the low-lying southern part of the trail. There are not many flat sections of the trail so you are ascending or descending most of the time.

Need To Know

The last option black diamond can be very difficult to ride when wet, since it is a very rooty technical option that zig-zags through a few ravines that hold water after rain.

Description

To access this trail, take the Main Loop on the east side of the parking lot behind the kiosk. Take the left fork and enjoy the incredibly fun downhill section (20mph+) that leads to the first intersection of the ride. Take Old Blue on the left as the Main Loop continues downhill on the right.

After a short climb on Old Blue, another choice awaits. The right option, Old Blue, skips the final climb so stay left on Thunder Road for the longer blue option with an optional black diamond rock garden descent, Rock Rumble, that has a few "safe" lines down it. It's one of the most unique and challenging rock features in the Charlotte area. From this point it's all downhill!

The trail meets back up with Old Blue 1/3 of the way down and with the Main Loop about 2/3 of the way down the hill on fastest part of the trail. Speeds here can exceed 25 mph as you approach a clearing that has a few high speed whoops. As the trail approaches the woods, take the left path which leads to the lower section of the trail.

The lower section is fairly rooty and has two optional sections. At the first intersection of the lower section, stay to the right to take Enchanted Forest after the trail reenters the woods after the downhill section through the clearing.

After Enchanted Forest and the Main Loop converge, an optional log skinny on the left side of trail leads to the most technical, difficult and rooty segment of the trail, Wild Hare. This part of the trail winds through a ravine and can be very difficult to ride clean when wet.

Wild Hare and the Main Loop reunite and continue out of the lower section to the final climb back to the parking lot. Take the left option, Reservoir Loop, for the longer, more technical climb back to the kiosk and the end of the ride. Note that just prior to Reservoir Loop, there is a fairly challenging, sharp switchback and climb over rocks and roots that beginners may find challenging, despite these obstacles being on the main/green loop.

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Nov 6, 2016
Tom Fraser
7mi — 0h 55m
Oct 1, 2016
Barry Guilbeau
Sep 17, 2016
Tom Fraser
Very dry. Needs rain. Some debris down but everything can be rolled. Some of the sandy spots are slick from the dust.
Sep 6, 2016
Benjamin Lowry
Aug 21, 2016
Tom Fraser
Had rained earlier. Roots wet and a couple greasy spots. Wood bridges slick.
Aug 30, 2015
Mark Sullivan
To JR JR. If you whine about too many roots then you probably shouldn't ride a mountain bike. If you find no flow there it was you, not the trail. 5.3mi
Jul 19, 2015
Curtis Stickney
Jun 8, 2015
Kip Zent
I really appreciate all the time invested in this trail, but riding this trail can numb your hands quickly due to the massive amount of roots that ... 5.5mi

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Conditions


All Clear 32 days ago
Bone dry. Leaves have been blown off.
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Forecasting the weather...

Correction on total trail length. It is 5.2 miles long. Oct 8, 2013


Now it's 5.6 miles with some new added trail. :) Oct 22, 2015


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