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George Poston Park

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Trail

8.8 mile 14.2 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 709' 216 m
Descent: -708' -216 m
High: 846' 258 m
Low: 676' 206 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

Dogs

Leashed
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Trail shared by Timothy Parrish

A loop around George Poston Park.

Timothy Parrish

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features Drops/Jumps

Park gate is closed afterhours.

Overview

This ride includes all 9.5 miles of George Poston Park's main trail system. Just stay left.

Need to Know

Park access is free. Restrooms available on-site. Potable water available on-site.

Description

This route takes one on a ride around all 9.5 miles of George Poston Park's main trail system. Behind the gate between the restroom and map kiosk is the entrance to the trail system. Just go around the gate and take a right. Follow the colored blazes and the directional arrows of each loop, taking a left at each intersection.

You'll ride half of each loop all the way to Spencer Mountain Loop, then ride the other half of each loop on the way back to the parking area. The trails in the order they will connect: Lake Loop, blazed orange; Laurel Hill Loop, blazed pink; Foundation Loop, no blaze as of this description, but should be green; Big Leaf Loop, red blaze; Soccer Loop, blue blaze; and Spencer Mountain Loop, yellow blaze. Blaze colors will be in the reverse order on the way back from Spencer Mountain Loop.

Soccer Loop may be confusing after passing by the dog park. Just stay right of the brick building and the trail will be visible to the right of the big white electrical transformer cover. Spencer Mountain Loop has several EXPERT b-lines. Pay close attention as some of these are gap jumps and are not roll-able.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed, History & Background

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Land Manager: Gaston County, NC

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Spencer mountain loop has some great jumps!
Jan 13, 2019 near Ranlo, NC
Beautiful fall afternoon at Poston
Sep 29, 2017 near Ranlo, NC
Cruising around Poston Mountain Bike Trail
Oct 17, 2013 near Ranlo, NC
The view of the lake from the first bridge.
May 30, 2013 near Ranlo, NC
View of the waterfall from the bi-directional bridge.
May 30, 2013 near Ranlo, NC

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