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A great ride just outside of Winston-Salem.


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5.0

Miles

8.0

KM

100%

Singletrack

852' 260 m

High

721' 220 m

Low

521' 159 m

Up

532' 162 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Hobby Park is aerobically challenging and a perennial course of several mountain bike race series.

Need to Know

Better marked trails

Description

The trail starts playfully, with several bumps, rocks, manmade mounds, and roots to be jumped. The trail then drops significantly to give the rider as much downhill speed as can be controlled.

You'll descend football field-length falls and pedal up climbs for almost as long to get to the bottom of the park and soapbox derby run for the ascent to the top on the other side.
The ability to carry speed will reward the rider with a needed upward boost on climbs that will drive most riders to their aerobic capacity.

Not anticipating the correct trail flow can put one high or low into the curve and result in some hike-a-bike. As the bottom is approached, rocks become a factor as the trail changes from clay to sand and pebble. The descents are left behind and the ascent begins up and around pebbles, baby heads and boulders.

Just before crossing the small lakes to the right is the optional trail called Little Pisgah, a half mile diversion that evokes visions of its Western mountains namesake. Continue the climb that offers variety to the other side, mostly ascending rocky terrain or grass over clay to the top, then cross the entrance road to Hobby and back to the parking lot.

Contacts

Shared By:

Doug Cox with improvements by Brett Burey and 2 others

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 46 votes

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  4.0 from 46 votes
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Photos

Concentration is needed hurtling down the rock feature toward the end of the trail.
Apr 7, 2017 near Clemmons, NC
XC trailhead entrance.
Apr 12, 2016 near Clemmons, NC
Super G @ the berms XC trailhead!
Apr 12, 2016 near Clemmons, NC
Part of the Little Pisgah rock garden at Hobby Park.
Dec 6, 2015 near Clemmons, NC
The Ridley @ XC Trailhead.
Apr 12, 2016 near Clemmons, NC
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Sep 25, 2023
Nathan Barron
Mar 14, 2023
Alex Williams
1h 10m
Mar 4, 2023
Joshua Thompson
Dec 5, 2022
Anthony Dickinson
Sep 3, 2022
Scott Smith
6.2mi — 1h 05m
Jul 9, 2022
Matt Ravish
Always fun 6.5mi — 1h 19m
Apr 28, 2022
Brandon P
Nov 14, 2021
Nat Koe
Great berms and dips with lots of technical aspects over rocks and jumps. trail needs some maintenance. Love the pump track. 5mi — 10h 00m
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