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Sherman Branch

Intermediate
 4.5 (131) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

10.3

Miles

16.6

KM

95%

Singletrack

755' 230 m

High

641' 195 m

Low

481' 147 m

Up

479' 146 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps

Usually closed for 24 hours after a rain. Check tarheeltrailblazers.com/ for trail status. One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Logan Watts with improvements by Zachary Headden and 3 others

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  4.5 from 131 votes

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Photos

The new berm run at Sherman Branch
May 29, 2013 near Mint Hill, NC
Sherman Branch ride 1/21.
Feb 24, 2021 near Mint Hill, NC
little jump with good air over the center fire road
Jan 13, 2021 near Mint Hill, NC
Out in the Main Loop
Nov 22, 2015 near Mint Hill, NC
A nice skinny after the berm run.
May 29, 2013 near Mint Hill, NC
Lake Loop
Nov 22, 2015 near Mint Hill, NC

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May 4, 2021
Brandon Parker
10.3mi
May 2, 2021
Marcus Norton
10.2mi — 1h 42m
Mar 7, 2021
Joe Pay
Nov 6, 2020
Steven Schwartz
Trail was in great shape 6.5mi — 14h 00m
Aug 31, 2020
Mirza Sel
10.3mi
Aug 30, 2020
Mike Davis
5mi — 1h 30m
Jul 23, 2020
Sam Carver
Jun 28, 2020
Joe Pay