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West Wimba Loop

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Length

5.2 Miles 8.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

355' 108 m

Ascent

-356' -108 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

1,395' 425 m

High

1,229' 375 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 2 days ago
Fallen Trees - About 4 fallen trees from recent storms that you’ll have to dismount and step over. Other than that trails are in great shap History

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An easy/intermediate flow loop.

Paul Stahlschmidt

Overview

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 [Suggest Changes]

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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Check-Ins

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
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

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in North Carolina

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