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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Bigleaf Slopes Park was established by an agreement between Iredell County and the Tarheel Trailblazers. Members of the mountain bike organization approached Iredell County with a proposal to build the trail on County owned property, over the course of 3 years.

      The property is approximately 104 acres of wooded and open-space land with significant diversity in plant species. Most uniquely present is the Bigleaf Magnolia species, for which the park is named. Magnolia macrophylla, the Bigleaf Magnolia, is a deciduous magnolia native to the southeastern United States and eastern Mexico. This species boasts the largest simple leaf and single flower of any native plant in North America.

      Phase I of the facility features 2.5 miles of varying degrees in difficulty of mountain biking and hiking trails. Plans for additional trails are scheduled for fall and winter of 2016 and 2017, to extend the total trail mileage to approximately 6 miles.

      Since 2013, over 1500 hours of volunteer community efforts have been contributed to the property, including topography assessment, trail design, and finally trail construction. The development of this amazing new facility for Iredell County Parks and Recreation could not have been possible without the efforts of all of those dedicated volunteers.
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      Region Details
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Mar 9, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #5,014
      State Ranking
      #77
      Trails (view details)
      5
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Total Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      368 ft
      Total Vertical
      96 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      846 ft
      Reports
      21
      Ridden Counter
      47

      Popular Big Leaf Slopes Park Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
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      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      Recent Trail Reports

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      Forth Loop
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 3:56am
      Dec 8, 2019
      Dryncpappytrail had been recently blown, great for...
      Third Loop
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 3:54am
      Dec 8, 2019
      Dryncpappytrail had been recently blown, great for...
      Second Loop
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 3:53am
      Dec 8, 2019
      Dryncpappytrail had been recently blown, great for...
      First Loop
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 3:48am
      Dec 8, 2019
      Dryncpappytrail had been recently blown, great for...
      Access Trail
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:54pm
      Nov 11, 2019
      Dryncpappy

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2064161Kodiak6772riddentrailFirst Loop and 3 more
      Mar 21, 2020 @ 6:25pm
      Mar 21, 2020
      user #1292844ncpappycommentreportFirst Loop
      Dec 11, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      Dec 11, 2019
      user #1292844ncpappyaddreportFirst Loop and 3 more
      Dec 11, 2019 @ 12:50pm
      Dec 11, 2019
      user #1292844ncpappyaddreportAccess Trail and 5 more
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:54pm
      Nov 11, 2019
      user #1898789NhobbsriddentrailFirst Loop
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 3:37am
      Oct 7, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1292844ncpappyreportFirst Looptrail had been recently blown, great for riding
      Dec 11, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      Dec 11, 2019

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