Sherman Branch

 42 votes

10.3 Miles 16.6 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

481' 147 m

Ascent

-479' -146 m

Descent

755' 230 m

High

641' 195 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

All Clear

46 days agoUpdate

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

Logan Watts

Overview

Usually closed for 24 hours after a rain. Check tarheeltrailblazers.com/ for trail status.
One of the closest trails to Charlotte, yet it's out in the country. The Tarheel Trailblazers 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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All Clear 46 days ago
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This has to be one of the best loops within a 20 minute drive of any major city on the East coast. Super "flowey" with some cool man-made obstacles and a few rock gardens. Main Loop + Roller Coaster is just under 9 miles. Amazed that they were able to create some many cool downhills without having any lung-crushing climbs. Oct 2, 2014


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