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Sherman Branch

Intermediate
 4.5 (146) 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 146 votes

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Photos

little jump with good air over the center fire road
Jan 13, 2021 near Mint Hill, NC
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
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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Oct 29, 2022
Tim Clark
Oct 19, 2022
Sterling_III Broyles
great trail. smooth and well marked. 9.6mi — 1h 47m
Sep 9, 2022
Kevin Konoff
Trail was fast and super fun 7.1mi
May 25, 2022
Brandon P
May 6, 2022
Will 2K
first ride, saw the white squirrel 5mi — 1h 00m
Apr 24, 2022
Joe Pay
Mar 6, 2022
Greg Messler
8.3mi
Jan 9, 2022
Joe Pay