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blue Sherman Branch

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Trail

10.3 mile 16.6 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 481' 147 m
Descent: -479' -146 m
High: 755' 230 m
Low: 641' 195 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Logan Watts

A twisty-turny singletrack loop with plenty of features close to Charlotte.

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Usually closed for 24 hours after a rain. Check tarheeltrailblazers.com/ for trail status.

Overview

One of the closest trails to Charlotte, yet it's out in the country. The Tarheel Trail have done an excellent job adding and maintaining berms, skinnys, rock gardens, a dinosaur back, a few ladder bridges and drops as well. Fun for all levels as there are options for all of the obstacles.

Description

Ride the main loop for a quick afterwork session or tack on the Roller Coaster Loop and Lake Loop for the full ~9 miles. This is a tight, twisty, sometimes flowy trail that is full of man-made obstacles.

The trail starts out with a nice section of very well done berms and then crosses a bridge to a skinny and 2 jumps. After a short gravel reprieve, you can choose to follow the fast and fun Roller Coaster Loop off to the left.

Back on the main trail there are several more berms and a nice gully ladder jump among other things to keep a huckster somewhat occupied. The optional Lake Loop is probably the most mundane section of trail, but still worth doing for the miles, a few nice jumps and a fairly challenging rock garden/creek crossing.

Watch out for suicidal squirrels here, there have actually been a couple found dead on the trail from playing chicken with knobby tires.

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May 22, 2019
Parker Stacks
Better than WWC blues imo 10.3mi
May 15, 2019
Tye Beach
10.3mi — 1h 22m
Apr 27, 2019
Scott Pope
Nice flow and rock. But of everything 12mi — 1h 20m
Apr 16, 2019
Shawn Russell
Mar 24, 2019
Joshua Alvarez
Feb 3, 2019
Tyler Blanton
10.1mi
Dec 25, 2018
Shane Toomes
Cool trail! Lots of berms, jumps and rocks. Nice flowy trail.
Dec 25, 2018
Tyler Blanton
9.9mi

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