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Hobby Park

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Length

5.0 Miles 8.0 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

Elevation

521' 159 m

Ascent

-532' -162 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

852' 260 m

High

721' 220 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 15 days ago
Mostly Dry - Only three mud spots. One at the bottom of the second or third big down around mile 1.5. History

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A great ride just outside of Winston-Salem.

Doug Cox

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Hobby Park is aerobically challenging and a perennial course of several mountain bike race series.
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Description [Suggest Changes]

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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Jun 8, 2018
Weston Smith
Only mud in 3 spots. Trail looks good 5mi
Jun 7, 2018
Shelton Carpenter
Smooth trails that are well maintained. Lots of fun and a challenging short ride. 3.1mi
Jun 7, 2018
Mitch Tucker
Mar 18, 2018
Eddy Zuber
Oct 14, 2017
Will O'Dowd
Somehow missed second half of the trail. 2.6mi — 0h 24m
Oct 10, 2017
Ryan Freeman
6.9mi
Sep 8, 2017
Robert Lindley
Aug 6, 2017
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Dusty

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  3.8 from 18 votes

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  3.8 from 18 votes
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