ElevationAscent: 766' 233 m
Descent: -774' -236 m
High: 701' 214 m
Low: 511' 156 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“A hand built masterpiece and the toughest climbs the Charlotte area has to offer.”— Vinnie Connors
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Need to Know
After another half a mile, the first downhill section, Downhill 2 River, starts and concludes after nearly half of a mile. All the downhill sections and climbs are clearly marked and as one of the signs will clearly tell you, "This Ain't Sherman."
The River Climb follows the first downhill run and travels half a mile back up near the start of the first descent. The trail slightly descends for 1.5 miles through a series of many switchbacks then climbs sharply on the Gorge Climb for about 1/2 a mile. The trail winds its way through the middle of the property for around two miles before heading to the best downhill section, Ski Run, which has lots of jumps and berms on the way down to the next climb.
No Name Climb is short and sweet and leads to another two miles of slightly descending trail before reaching the fastest downhill run of the ride, Kamikaze Downhill. Speeds here can exceed 30 mph so enjoy the high speed banked turns and last downhill section of the ride.
After Kamikaze Downhill the newest addition of the trail, River Bluff, branches off to the right and follows the river before looping back and meeting back up with the trail. This optional segment of the trail travels along a 20-foot cliff overlooking the river and has a very challenging uphill switchback section full of roots and rocks that can be difficult to clear. After the River Bluff section, the trail climbs on Stairway to Heaven for 3/4 mile back to the trail kiosk to conclude the ride.