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Explorer Loop #337

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (11)

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


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Doubletrack

2,577' 785 m

High

2,216' 675 m

Low

392' 120 m

Up

405' 124 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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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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Shared By:

Andrew Cutshall

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 11 votes

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  4.5 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#128

in North Carolina

#4,233

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Photos

Looking up at the "Wheel Breaker" DH
Nov 11, 2017 near Bent Creek, NC

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Dec 27, 2019
Ben Hinchliffe
Oct 3, 2018
Craig Horton
Jul 22, 2018
Caleb Spradlin
Jun 29, 2018
Stacey Vaughan
3.5mi
May 21, 2018
Allen Braswell
ride reverse for longer downhill
Jan 17, 2018
Dick Nobbs
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