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Greentown Trail #268

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 4.1 (12)

A singletrack trail that is sometimes referred to as the "Greentown Plunge."


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

Singletrack

2,862' 872 m

High

2,094' 638 m

Low

589' 180 m

Up

808' 246 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This trail drops quick and has a series of massive water-bar jumps on the way down to Upper Creek. The Northwest North Carolina Mtn. Bike Alliance (IMBA Chapter) recently partnered with the Table Rock Ultras for a restoration project on the Greentown Trail. Additional support from the Friends of the Mountains-To-Sea Trail Volunteers, and the State Trails Program were involved.

This section of trail is heavily used by mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers but well worth the ride. This trail can easily be connected up with other favorites in the Wilson Creek Area of Pisgah for a full day ride.

The creek crossing is not trivial. It is a wide, deep section that requires rock hopping with a bike on your shoulder. May not be passable in high water.

Many riders will use 181 to loop or shuttle it. It can also be ridden as an out and back but be aware that the last mile out is very steep.

Contacts

Shared By:

Charlie Charping with improvements by B Johnson

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 12 votes

#4

in Wilson Creek

#6591

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  4.1 from 12 votes
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Trail Rankings

#4

in Wilson Creek

#199

in North Carolina

#6,591

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Feb 18, 2021
Ameraldas The person
the first half of the trail, (before the creek crossing) is well maintained, the second half is overgrown and unrideable
Oct 3, 2020
John Serrano
Aug 29, 2019
Tyler Moser
3.8mi
Aug 23, 2019
Chad Beggs
Nov 23, 2018
Paul Wolfram
great downhill, some natural berms, rollers, small natural drops. 7.6mi
Jul 15, 2018
SS Minox
The trail has large trees down over the best sections. At least 3 on the first part. Can anyone boost these? The water crossing very tech — 0h 30m
Oct 11, 2017
Steve Watkins
Be very alert at the bottom of the descent. There are several drainage bench cuts on the trail. The last is on a landing. Almost went OTB!