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Overmountain Victory Trail: Lake Whelchel

Intermediate

Trail

7.3 mile 11.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 298' 91 m
Descent: -292' -89 m
High: 742' 226 m
Low: 680' 207 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Erik Horton

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Great flowing loop around the lake with only one quick and steep climb.

Erik Horton

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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Family Friendly The trail is easy enough for young riders to enjoy.

Need to Know

A paved parking area is located on Concord Rd. near Estes Rd. This is not gated and is open round the clock. You can enter at the lake boat landing, but this area is gated and closes at 7 PM.

Description

This trail circles Lake Whelchel in Gaffney, SC. The majority of the trail is a newly constructed hardpack clay trail perfect for fast riding. There are some areas with pea gravel surfaces, primarily around the dam, that can be a little slippery. The trail is a succession of quick and easy ups and downs flowing through the forest. Only one very short but very steep climb is located on the westernmost portion of the loop. There are several wooden bridges across streams that do not have wire or any other surface roughening installed—they will be slick if wet.

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Aug 14, 2019
Justin Brooks
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  4.6 from 5 votes

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Smooth singletrack in the forest.
Sep 3, 2019 near East Ga…, SC
One of the many bridges
Sep 3, 2019 near East Ga…, SC
Example of the trail riding in the open field next to lake.
Sep 3, 2019 near East Ga…, SC
View of Lake Welchel from trail
Sep 3, 2019 near East Ga…, SC
Trail where it runs on Lake Welchel dam
Sep 3, 2019 near East Ga…, SC

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