1.2 miles
116 ft
-176 ft
Avg time

Back Yard Trails Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

The Back Yard Trails are a series of trails in the woods in between an older housing development and water treatment plant in south Charlotte. The trails are well built and maintained, but a better signage system would be helpful. There are quite a number of technical features (jumps, gap jumps, step downs, rock drops/step downs, wood bridges, skinnies, etc.) that will make this a "very difficult" (black diamond) trail in the IMBA trail rating system, but they are actually not nearly as difficult as other trails around the US. The climbs are short and punchy, and will be tough for those who are moderately fit. With the limited amount of space the trails are very tight, twisty, and double back/cross over each other in a few spots. These trails should not be ridden within at least 24 hours of any significant rain as the roots, rocks, and wood features get very slick, even for highly skilled riders and it holds that moisture creating mud.

In all, Tarheel Trail Blazers has done a great job on this trail with the space available.

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More Stats for Back Yard Trails mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -60 ft
  • Altitude min
    583 ft
  • Altitude max
    688 ft
  • Altitude start
    688 ft
  • Altitude end
    628 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,410 ft
  • Distance down
    3,193 ft
  • Distance flat
    629 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 9, 2016
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Jul 9, 2016 @ 1:07pm
Jul 9, 2016
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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