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Trail

5.0 mile 8.0 kilometer point to point
100% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 521' 159 m
Descent: -532' -162 m
High: 852' 260 m
Low: 721' 220 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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A great ride just outside of Winston-Salem.

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

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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.

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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
Oct 9, 2018
Robert Jacobs
Oct 2, 2018
Mitch Tucker
4.5mi
Sep 23, 2018
Mitch Tucker
8.8mi

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  3.9 from 28 votes

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