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Keyauwee / Supertree

 4.2 (28)

9.3 Miles 15.0 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

946' 288 m

Ascent

-946' -288 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

731' 223 m

High

394' 120 m

Low

Shared By Logan Watts

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Minor Issues 22 hours ago
Dry - About 7 fallen trees on trail and a bunch of branches but nothing to severe to not ride. History

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The classic Uwharrie Loop.

Logan Watts

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Overview

Ride the two classic trails in Uwharrie.

Description

Start at the road and include the new Woodrun trail (not included in this ride).

Catch Keyauwee at the bathroom in Woodrun camp. The trail starts with a nice climb and several switchbacks before a quick, rocky descent into a flowy section in the forest. After another fast and rocky descent through two giant berms, there's a short, but fairly steep climb where you can take rock garden options at the left fork of the trail. From here the trail has been redone and has a fantastic downhill section before the creek crossing that includes doubles, rollers and a log-ride.

After the creek crossing there are several up and downs before a lung-buster climb up to the crossing of the Uwharrie hiking trail. I may recommend an out and back unless this is your first time at Uwharrie and you would like to take in the classic Supertree as well.

Once you get to the road, take a right and a quick left to follow signs to Supertree. White trail veers off to the right shortly thereafter and you'll see a sign with the Supertree icon pointing you to the left. After a long gravel ride, you'll start the Supertree up and down before beginning a long descent to the creek. Most of the latter part of the trail was affected by logging and it's not quite as fun as it once was, but may be worth the effort if you're looking for some miles.

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Jul 15, 2018
Dominick Mattie
11.6mi
Jul 14, 2018
Federico Borso
Fatto solo Keyuawee oggi poi preso sterrato a destra non fatto Supertree
Jun 30, 2018
Luis Velez
Not very difficult,couple of good climbing sections.
Jun 21, 2018
Rodney Lehue
Dry with loose sandstone gravel in most areas. Great ride but kind of sketchy with the loose stone on the trail at speed. 10mi
May 26, 2018
Cory Liverman
Hell yeah! Great trail. 12.2mi
Apr 8, 2018
Jim Scholze
May be a little muddy. Gorgeous day. 50+ degrees
Mar 31, 2018
John Holland
Didn’t make it to supertree. Bring gloves and more water
Mar 16, 2018
Abram Ullrich
9.3mi

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  4.2 from 28 votes

#428

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I've ridden the new Supertree twice. It looks like Ed Sutton's group re-worked Supertree from the intersection at Woodrun Hunt Camp to the "end" of Supertree way out on Woodrun road....that's all of Supertree not counting Woodrun road. They added 4 short single track sections...one of those was partially done 4 years ago....they finished it. The fire road sections remain but all of the rutty and muddy sections have had drains added or gravel. I understand that the project used 64 tons of gravel....that's 4 truck loads. The construction includes numerous humps or "rolling grade dips". Eds team cleared all limbs and logs from the trail. It was a great job. I hope he comes back a lot. Jan 21, 2016
This is my go-to trail here in the piedmont of NC and, quite frankly, it may just be my favorite trail that I have ridden since I began MTB 3+ years ago. So what does this trail have to offer? Fast descents, tough climbs and rocks. This is one of those trails that has good effort and reward. Once you finish a climb, you are given a good fun descent. If you run it clockwise (beginning on Keyauwee and head north from the Woodrun Hunt Camp) you'll get 3 fast descents. The first is tight, rooty, and loose. The second, after a rather technical climbing section, is loose but fast and flowy with a minimal amount of tech and some rollers to get you in the air if you want it. The tech includes a hairpin right turn on a somewhat steep rock face, as well as some advanced lines to choose from. (There is a sick rock jump on the left about 100m after that rock face, I highly recommend trying it.) Next is a long, steep, technical climb (about 15-20 min of climbing until you start rolling down again) with lots of rocks, roots, and gasps for air followed by another downhill run on something more like doubletrack. This third descent is the least exciting of the runs on Keyauwee, but it is fast and loose. Fast as in, you shift to your lowest gear and it does nothing, fast. Once you finish the third downhill run you will come to an intersection with Supertree. Now, there is a hidden gem along Supertree called White Tail, it is an unofficial singletrack trail that cuts through the diameter of the Supertree loop. It is a fast and technical option compared to Supertree. If you decide to stay on Supertree, it still offers a great time and is a bit more friendly than White Tail. So here's the takeaway: Ride clockwise for fun, ride counter for a lung burner, be ready for lots of rocks and roots, fast descents and tough climbs. 4/5 only because the trail maintence doesn't add to or improve the trail with things like jumps, but they sure do a good job of up-keep and clearing downed trees. Aug 7, 2018

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