West Wimba Loop

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5.2 Miles 8.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

355' 108 m

Ascent

-356' -108 m

Descent

1,395' 425 m

High

1,229' 375 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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An easy/intermediate flow loop.

Paul Stahlschmidt

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These trails are closed by the park staff when impacted by wet weather or freeze-thaw. If the weather in the area of the park is questionable (i.e. it has rained within 24 hours of your trip), be sure to check the trail status at the top of the Lake James State Park website before you go.
West Wimba is a step up from the Tindo Loops with more elevation changes, more flow, and more speed. There are not many technical challenges at all, but plenty of grade reversals and pumpy sections. Although it intersects and crosses dirt roads in places, there are no marked bailout points on the trail. The option of taking the East Wimba Loop comes around about half-way through this loop. Be sure scout out the layout of the trail at the trailhead or take the MTB Project App.

From the trailhead take the unmarked Entrance Connector Trail past the Tindo Loops Connector. You'll see the exit of the West Wimba loop on the right; stay left/straight and follow the loop in a clockwise direction.

Along the way you'll encounter a few bridge crossings and a great view of the lake on the second half of the loop.

Note: "Wimba" is Catawba for Owl.

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Oct 22, 2016
Allen Sl
5.2mi
Oct 16, 2016
Graham Kannowski
Nice flow trail with some good cardio sections especially for an old guy. Nothing scary and able to ride the course without seeing anyone on a Sunday
Jul 3, 2016
Byron Watson
Super fun, twisty and fast trail
Aug 12, 2015
Thomas Mayer
Clockwise 5.5mi — 37h 40m
Aug 8, 2015
Thomas Mayer
Clockwise 5.5mi — 42h 22m
Jul 17, 2015
Thomas Mayer
Completed West Wimba today without pushing
Jul 14, 2015
Thomas Mayer
First time successfully completing the loop without crashing
Jul 5, 2015
Elizabeth Kellerman
Lots of fun. We looped west and east wimba together. 10mi

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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