MTB Project Logo

Explorer Loop #337

 4.2 (5)
Trail Mapped Wrong?

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

Low

Conditions


All Clear 20 days ago
Some Mud History

Getting forecast...

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

Andrew Cutshall

Overview

Features: -none- [Add/Remove]

Description [Suggest Changes]

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.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

May 21, 2018
Allen Braswell
ride reverse for longer downhill
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.

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 5 votes

#5215

Overall
  4.2 from 5 votes
5 Star
40%
4 Star
40%
3 Star
20%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#160

in North Carolina

#5,215

Overall
33 Views Last Month
786 Since May 11, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
40%
60%
0%
0%
0%
Ben Voytko
Pittsburgh, PA
Ben Voytko   Pittsburgh, PA
All the locals we saw on the explorer trail preferred to ride it counterclockwise as opposed to clockwise (as posted). If I was doing it again, that's how I would ride it. Apr 23, 2018

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter