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Lower Thorps Creek

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Length

2.3 Miles 3.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

726' 221 m

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Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

2,281' 695 m

High

1,555' 474 m

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If you like creek-tech, this is the trail for you.

Paul Stahlschmidt

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Description

Lower Thorps Creek (TR 279) is outlined here, separately from Schoolhouse Trail 279 (Upper Thorps Creek), which is technically the same trail. Both are labeled TR 279 on some maps as a loop with Schoolhouse Ridge Road - FSR 4068 and State Road 90.

The Lower Thorps Creek section is not ridden as much as the Schoolhouse Trail 279 (Upper Thorps Creek) section and is definitely different. It includes several creek crossings requiring dismounts, and even more steep sections that require some hiking. The trail begins at the back of the campground and ends at FSR 4068. Riding down this is definitely easier, but the upper section is much more fun.

This trail is best used as an alternate to climbing up the road sections for a loop with the upper section. Despite the difficulty of the trail, it is lush Pisgah scenery. This section of trail also includes one off the most impressive waterfalls in the area just past the campground.

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Jan 15, 2017
Charlie Charping
Still a good many trees down

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in Wilson Creek

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#16

in Wilson Creek

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in North Carolina

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