“A shorter Dark Mountain Loop with easy climbing and fun downhill flow.”
— Paul Stahlschmidt
This route has a mellow climb for the first half, followed by over 0.5 miles of a mostly downhill run with swoopy bermed turns and rollers.
Need to Know
The trails close occasionally due to weather. If the forecast looks sketchy, head to the W. Kerr Scott USACE Facebook page or call the Visitors Center for the latest updates at (336) 921-3390.
This ride starts and ends at the corner of the field across from the parking lot. Begin by crossing the bridge and following that to connect with the Lake Loop
(#5), which joins from the left. Once the climb begins, you'll be going up consistently for about a half mile until an intersection with the Exit Trail Connector
, which traverses across to the Green Meanie Downhill. Follow the signs at the intersection, staying right at a large bermed turn at some doubletrack. The last section of trail is pure fun, with some classic Wilkesboro bermed turns and fun, flowy rollers and jumps.