ElevationAscent: 475' 145 m
Descent: -474' -145 m
High: 834' 254 m
Low: 674' 205 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“A diverse ride made up of five loops that get progressively more difficult on the way up Spencer Mtn”— Vinnie Connors
Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed
Need to Know
Look before you leap! Poston has many large gap jump options, designed with the expert rider in mind, not for beginners or intermediate riders. Poston has a road gap jump, a ravine gap jump, and a few creek gap jumps. Full suspension recommended.
The Lake Loop connects to Laurel Hill Loop and continues in a clockwise direction. Laurel Hill consists of a few climbs and a few short downhill sections. This part of the trail is quite rocky and is very similar to Uwharrie. Laurel Hill connects with the Big Leaf Loop after a second bridge crossing.
The Big Leaf Loop starts off in the clockwise direction. This trail is mostly a climb as it approaches the Soccer Loop. The Soccer Loop climbs more on the way up to the Spencer Mountain Loop.
Spencer Mountain Loop starts with a fairly mellow downhill which leads to the "Deja-vu Climb". You have two options at the top of the climb. Take the right downhill option first (the path marked with a 1). Downhill 1 has an optional 4 foot ledge drop and a few jumps and leads back to the "Deja-vu" climb. Downhill 2 starts off down a massive hill to build speed for the huge ravine gap jump. The ravine gap is 10+ feet and is not for the faint of heart, but you can by pass it on the left. After another climb, Spencer Mountain Loop connects back to the Soccer Loop and mostly fast, flowing downhill from this point.
The Soccer Loop connects with Big Leaf Loop at a very poorly designed road gap jump and continues with mostly downhill sections. Big Leaf Loop connects with Laurel Hill Loop at an optional creek gap jump.
Lauren Hill Loop connects back with the Lake Loop which leads back to the kiosk.