2.7 miles
Distance
362 ft
Climb
-1,104 ft
Descent
00:33:27
Avg time

Schoolhouse Ridge Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking
    #6669
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Schoolhouse is a classic example of an old school trail in major need of some love. Most riders would never consider climbing this trail and many would not even call it a trail in places. The trail starts innocently along a ridge then begins to flex it's muscles with some stout climbs. These climbs will test your bike handling skills and will get you warmed up for the plunge to follow. After the final the climb, the trail nosedives down a narrow fall line in a series of deep trenches punctuated by drops, rocks, and blind turns. The technical moves in the final mile require a combination of expert DH skills, comment, and luck. Many early WNC riders cut their teeth and their bodies on this trail. Give it a go with the Woodruff Ridge and Wilson Ridge for a true Wilson's classic.

Access Info

Find the upper trailhead on FS 4068 off of Edgemont Road. Nearly all riders will access this trail from Upper Wilson's Ridge (see description).

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More Stats for Schoolhouse Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -742 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,535 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,315 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,277 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,535 ft
  • Grade
    -5.118%
  • Grade max
    -29.701%
  • Grade min
    23.934%
  • Distance climb
    4,226 ft
  • Distance down
    1.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    631 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:27
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on Mar 9, 2016
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Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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