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Hobby Park

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (30) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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

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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

  3.9 from 30 votes

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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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Jan 25, 2020
Stef time2race@live.com
Fun ride. Cross bike with 33's at 40psi was a bit rough.
Jul 28, 2019
John Holmes
7mi
Jul 24, 2019
John Holmes
3 short breaks 12mi — 0h 55m
May 22, 2019
Brett Burey
Make sure to not pop out at the top parking lot. Follow the trail down into the field and then follow the tree line over to finish up the Derby track 7mi — 0h 43m
Mar 26, 2019
Nathan Barker
Not sure if we did all the trail, as the trail markings are sparse. Trail is decently well maintained. All in all, a fun trail! Would ride again! 3mi — 0h 44m
Jan 20, 2019
Joel Keating
Oct 24, 2018
Mitch Tucker
3mi
Oct 21, 2018
Mitch Tucker
All trees cleared as of 10-21-18 am