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A fun beginner's ride with some advanced sections and fast descents.


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Map Key

6.2

Miles

9.9

KM

60%

Singletrack

2,411' 735 m

High

2,124' 648 m

Low

592' 180 m

Up

584' 178 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Overview

This trail has everything a beginner rider needs to be introduced to, such as roots, rocks, off-camber, jumps, berms, and creek crossings.

Description

This ride starts above the Hard Times Trailhead. From the trailhead, ride your bike back up the road southwest about 300 feet to the smaller parking lot on the right. Head down the Homestead Connector, which is a nice, fast downhill.

From here, turn left onto Homestead #333. After 0.6 miles, turn left onto the Deerfield Loop #335. Take Deerfield Loop #335 for close to a mile then turn left onto Pine Tree Loop #336.

After a fun descent, turn left onto the Explorer Loop #337. Once you complete the whole loop, you are brought back to the Pine Tree Loop #336. From here, turn left.

At the end of this trail, you are put out onto a paved road. Turn left and go straight across the intersection. Go up the hill and on the other side is where you can try to get the top speed of the day. Keep following the road back to the Hard Times Trailhead.

Contacts

Shared By:

Andrew Cutshall with improvements by Will B and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 46 votes

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Looking up at the "Wheel Breaker" DH
Nov 11, 2017 near Bent Creek, NC
Post-ride Hopnotch after an awesome Bent Creek loop.
May 20, 2013 near Bent Creek, NC
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Oct 27, 2023
Brian Potter
5.2mi
Oct 21, 2023
Patch Hyland
fall colors! 7mi
Aug 25, 2023
James Triebwasser
Jul 21, 2023
Beryl Bils
Nov 18, 2022
Ryan Lanzel
1h 36m
Oct 26, 2022
Justin Bennett
Fun Ride! Got a little lost but eventually found our way back! 11.1mi — 1h 31m
Oct 20, 2022
Casey Dowell
rode with Sara
Oct 9, 2022
Cole Gregorie
Beautiful trail with some fast lose descents.
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