4.2 miles
658 ft
-2,547 ft
Avg time


  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Fall, Winter, Spring
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

Point to point route with scenic views on both sides of the spine the length of the trail. Beautiful and picturesque.
Double track leased by a hunt club at the top gate. Fine with bikers and hikers. NO motorized vehicles. Trail follows 3 large spines to Party Rock overlook directly above Bald Mountain rock climbing public park. Final descent ends just above Boys Camp. Exit of trail leads out onto Boys Camp Rd.

For a fantastic view, on the long red clay "gully" descent, the trail flattens for 50 yards and a trail offshoot to your right leading downhill opens to 270 degree views on Party Rock overlooking Lake Lure and staring eye to eye with scenic Chimney Rock. Short 1-2 minute hike back up to the trail.

Access Info

Take Hwy 9 from Black Mountain or Lake Lure to Shumont Rd. Road dead ends into a cul de sac. Two gates will be on the left side of the dead end.. Take the right gate that leads uphill. Left gate is private (clearly marked). Follow double track uphill. At the first crest, veer slightly left and downhill (unless you wish to hike up to Shumont peak (a grassy uphill doubletrack to the right)Very obvious. This is the ONLY intersection. Simply follow the spine. Only one way off the mountain and that is straight over the spines.

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More Stats for Shumont Spine - Point to Point mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,889 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,344 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,526 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,234 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,344 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.1 miles
  • Distance down
    2.9 miles
  • Distance flat
    822 ft
  • Avg time
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on Feb 9, 2016
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Shumont Spine -... Trail Reports

Feb 9, 2016 @ 8:14am
Feb 9, 2016
Heavy rains blasted a lot of the leaves out of the deep gullies. All the rocks are clean and exposed. PIN IT!!!
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