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blueBlack Chimney Rock to Paint Mountain Short Loop

  3.5 ( 6 ) Favorite

Trail

6.3 mile 10.1 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,408' 429 m
Descent: -1,413' -431 m
High: 2,554' 778 m
Low: 1,224' 373 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Steep, technical climb to a nice intermediate level descent.

Collin Wheeler

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Overview

A great loop to test a rider's ability and backcountry comfort level before committing to one of the longer rides of this system. Views and features that rival the best of Pisgah.

Need to Know

Bring swimming suit. The trail begins right next to the French Broad River, a great place for an after-ride swim. A ride summary can be viewed here.

Description

This ride starts out with a big, steep climb on Chimney Rocks #154 consisting of a healthy mix of hike-a-bike and pedaling when you can. Once you get to the summit, enjoy the views before you head west over to the Paint Mountain Trail #7.

From there, it's a solid intermediate descent with steep, exposed, fall lines that parallel the trail down to Weavers Bend Road 209C, which you'll cruise back east to the parking area.

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Jul 5, 2019
Phil Wheeler
Many trees down, overgrown. Not really rideable at this point.
Mar 31, 2018
Allen Braswell
Feb 10, 2018
Nick Banks
Awesome ride, go the opposite way the route tells you
Oct 16, 2017
James Martin
Tough to find 6mi

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  3.5 from 6 votes

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