“Includes a beautiful section through the rhododendron tunnels and cliffs of Rock City.
— IB Browning
Rock City starts at the Roadside Shelter #3 and continues to the Rock City Shelter, then ducks into the rhododendron and cliffs for a short but memorable ride below the cliffs. You are at the bottom, not the top of the cliffs - nothing to fall off of.
The intermediate rating is for ducking branches and 2 or 3 medium rocks to cross on the way. At the end of the cliffs, there is a very short carry up rocks. Bragging rights if you can do it! After that, casual singletrack connects to Ridge Trail