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Explorer Loop #337

 3 votes

Length

2.4 Miles 3.8 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

217' 66 m

Ascent

-229' -70 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

2,410' 735 m

High

2,211' 674 m

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An awesome loop that is home to the aptly named, ridiculous DH section, "Wheel Breaker."

Andrew Cutshall

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Description

Coming off of the Pine Tree Loop or the Explorer Loop Connector - 337B, the first half of this trail is a climb. After a short ride down a gravel road the fun begins.

The second half starts with a fast downhill with a few very large water bars. Once you've rested, there are a few steep, punchy climbs on the way up to Wheel Breaker.

Wheel Breaker is a scarily fast DH in the shade of a tunnel of rhododendron bushes, full of water bars to jump and roots to fly over. Be careful at the end because there is a big water bar about 15 feet to stop from warp speed.

On the left of the trail is Bent Creek. This is a nice place to stop and rest. Once you're done, head to the right, cross the smaller creek and go uphill.

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Jan 17, 2018
Nick Dobbs
Nov 11, 2017
Connor Woodruff
Aug 6, 2017
Laura Sponaas
Me, Jeff, Brad, & kids. Did a part of this trail and more!! Kids did great. I blew a flat before fun downhill :-/. Brad patched - no more for me. 7.4mi
Mar 29, 2017
Kevin Whited
2017 Spring Break trip w Colin & Ewan 9.5mi
Sep 17, 2016
Rob Lilley
Fast DH right at the end.

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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#166

in North Carolina

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