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Rocky Branch

Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 209' 64 m
Descent: -182' -55 m
High: 3,436' 1,047 m
Low: 3,249' 990 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

Dogs

Unknown
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Trail shared by Paul Stahlschmidt

A great introduction to the trails at Rocky Knob Park.

Paul Stahlschmidt

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Dogs must be on leash.

Description

Rocky Branch Trail is rated Moderate and is the easiest of all the trails at Rocky Knob, where there are no "Easy" trails. This and all the trails at the park have a treadway that is more rock than dirt.

Take Rocky Branch and follow it clockwise to access Middle Earth and all other trails at the park. Rocky Branch begins just after the short entrance trail and main trailhead in the parking lot at 3245 ft. After about 1/4 mile the trail descends a bit and crosses 4 bridges. This bridge area and a few spots on the climb that follows contain tight turns and short punchy climbing sections.

The trail follows the Rocky Branch creek to the back of the property where it turns and begins to eventually descend. The downhill back to the parking lot makes all the climbing worth it.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

Contacts

Local Club: Boone Area Cyclists

Land Manager: Watauga County, NC

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Dec 26, 2018
Josh Brodzik
Jun 20, 2018
Eric Ravak
Feb 23, 2017
Jamie Johnson
May 29, 2013
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May 24, 2013
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Photos

Rolling the Roman Road section on Middle Earth Trail. Photo by Kristian Jackson
May 16, 2013 near Boone, NC
THIS is Rocky Knob Park
Oct 18, 2013 near Boone, NC
Moto Mike bringing it home on Rocky Branch. Photo by Kristian Jackson
May 17, 2013 near Boone, NC
Rocky Branch Trail
May 14, 2013 near Boone, NC
Log ride in "Jump Start" skills area
Jun 15, 2013 near Boone, NC

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