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West Wimba Loop

 4.5 (12)

5.4 Miles 8.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

299' 91 m

Ascent

-298' -91 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

1,392' 424 m

High

1,233' 376 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 16 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud, Fallen Trees History

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An easy/intermediate flow loop.

Paul Stahlschmidt

Dogs Unknown

Features eMTB allowed

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.

Description

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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Nov 29, 2018
Rick Carpenter
Sep 21, 2018
Justin Swist
Jul 21, 2018
Danny Moore
Jul 16, 2018
Katie Burelle
Birthday Ride w/mom. Rode through bear poop. 5.7mi
Jul 14, 2018
Jeffrey Wood
Feb 24, 2018
Collin Campbell
Jul 26, 2017
Chris Morrow
Mar 17, 2017
Alex Waterworth
Fun Flowy trails - Everything is in Great shape. 9mi — 1h 50m

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  4.5 from 12 votes

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Danny Moore
Asheville, NC
Danny Moore   Asheville, NC
Wimba loops have recently been re-routed. They are now running counter-clockwise. I followed the clockwise direction on the MTB Project app and passed several people going the opposite direction. The signage at the trail head points you in the counter-clockwise direction as well. I tried to submit an update to the map but it disappeared. Aug 15, 2018

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