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Sherman Branch

Intermediate

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

Logan Watts

Electric Mountain Bikes 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.

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May 9, 2020
Richard RENN
Apr 28, 2020
Sasha Timkovich
12.9mi — 1h 55m
Mar 18, 2020
Ben Sisco
10.3mi — 1h 17m
Mar 15, 2020
Ben Sisco
So much fun. Awesome trail. Lots of jumps and wooden freerides. 10.3mi — 1h 19m
Dec 8, 2019
Jesse Powers
9mi — 1h 21m
Sep 14, 2019
C Fonz
Jul 28, 2019
Nathan Rome
Jun 28, 2019
Ryan Decker
9mi

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  4.5 from 107 votes

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Photos

Out in the Main Loop
Nov 22, 2015 near Mint Hill, NC
The new berm run at Sherman Branch
May 29, 2013 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
Main Loop rock garden #1, looking back.
Nov 22, 2015 near Mint Hill, NC

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