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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
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Trail Last Ridden
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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  • Uphill Primary
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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.
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
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      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      182
      Trails Mountain Bike
      79
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      181
      Trails Trail Running
      173
      Trails Horse
      39
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails Observed Trials
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      18
      Total Distance
      369 miles
      Total Descent
      74,243 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,416 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,554 ft
      Reports
      1,634
      Photos
      286
      Ridden Counter
      16,202

      Popular Northwest Mountain Biking Trails

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      Entrance Trail
      Rocky Knob Park
      Rocky Branch Trail
      Rocky Knob Park
      Keendergarten
      Rocky Knob Park
      Boat Rock Trail
      Rocky Knob Park
      PBJ
      Rocky Knob Park
      Middle of Nowhere
      Rocky Knob Park
      Ol' Hoss
      Rocky Knob Park
      Middle Earth Trail
      Rocky Knob Park
      West Wimba Loop
      Lake James State Park
      Stone Soup (Lower Black Forest)
      Rocky Knob Park
      East Wimba Loop
      Lake James State Park
      The Jam
      Rocky Knob Park
      Mirkwood Forest (Middle Earth Connector)
      Rocky Knob Park
      East West Connector
      Lake James State Park
      (Don't) Rock the Boat
      Rocky Knob Park

      Northwest Mountain Bike Routes

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      Heartbreak-Kitsuma Shuttle
      Old Fort
      58 miles
      Sinkhole Loop
      Brown Mountain
      7 miles
      LJ
      Morganton
      9 miles
      2020 Off Road Assault On Mt Mitchel
      Old Fort
      58 miles
      2020 Off Road Assault On Mt Mitchel
      Old Fort
      58 miles
      Heartbreak Loop
      Camp Grier
      28 miles
      Heartbreak Ridge-Big Loop
      Camp Grier
      27 miles
      Fonta Flora Trail Loop Extended
      Morganton
      6 miles
      Wilson Ridge Top to Bottom
      Wilson Creek
      12 miles
      21 jumps to Schoolhouse Shuttle
      Wilson Creek
      5 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 85 rides

      Photos of Northwest Mountain Bike

      trail: Unknown Trail
      2 |
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:22am
      3 days
      1 |
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 8:17am
      Apr 18, 2022
      3 |
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 8:17am
      Apr 18, 2022
      3 |
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 8:16am
      Apr 18, 2022
      trail: H.Q. Trail
      8 |
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 8:15am
      Apr 18, 2022
      35 |
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 5:42pm
      Jan 4, 2022
      16 |
      Dec 28, 2021 @ 11:52am
      Dec 28, 2021
      15 |
      Dec 28, 2021 @ 11:52am
      Dec 28, 2021

      Videos of Northwest Mountain Bike

      Cranktasia - Wilson Creek Mountain Biking
      76 | May 6, 2021
      Wimba Loop at Lake James
      93 | Jan 18, 2021
      Stone Soup Rocks!
      0:05 | 88 | Oct 15, 2020
      PBJ
      trail: PBJ
      0:49 | 233 | Mar 20, 2020
      The Myth of Sisyphus
      trail: PBJ
      2:26 | 82 | Mar 6, 2020
      24 Hour Mountain Bike Trip to Wilson Creek -...
      2:27 | 141 | Jan 11, 2020
      Winter Sunset Session at Rocky Knob Mountain...
      trail: PBJ
      3:15 | 326 | Jan 2, 2020
      Exercise 2
      trail: RTP #2
      2:38 | 3843 | Nov 27, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #302480escapeartistwishlisttrailSchoolhouse Ridge and 1 more
      May 22, 2022 @ 2:33pm
      2 days
      user #779113rotorbaruaddreportHeadquarters Mountain Trail
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:54am
      3 days
      user #779113rotorbaruaddphoto in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:22am
      3 days
      user #1843980PaschmannwishlistrouteWilson Ridge Top to Bottom
      May 19, 2022 @ 8:56am
      May 19, 2022
      user #1361138loganpnelsonriddentrailYancey Ridge Trail
      May 17, 2022 @ 12:18pm
      May 17, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #861112jssaylorreportSchoolhouse RidgeAwesome news!
      Apr 8, 2022 @ 7:45am
      Apr 8, 2022
      user #722711pastahlreportLower Wilson RidgeThis tree has been cut-out by volunteers in...
      Oct 6, 2021 @ 5:27am
      Oct 6, 2021
      user #1685086CrankyoldbastardtrailFonta Flora (Burke County Park)Kept losing my way, and ending back at the...
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 8:40am
      Sep 4, 2021
      user #2181219Blparker79reportWest Wimba Loop@EddyZeddy: no worries, it is confusing. It...
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 2:47am
      Jul 29, 2021
      user #1430637EddyZeddyreportWest Wimba Loop@Blparker79: Thanks for the follow-up! It's...
      Jul 28, 2021 @ 2:37pm
      Jul 28, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike78144 miles28,950 ft75 miles2,877 ft
      2461,6261311,785
      E-Bike41 mile23 ft1,234 ft1,280 ft
      53092
      Hike181368 miles73,350 ft174 miles3,415 ft
      201,56011,428
      Trail Running173353 miles68,058 ft165 miles3,415 ft
      1,559186
      Horse3977 miles13,327 ft37 miles3,314 ft
      43032
      Dirtbike/Moto24,803 ft13 ft554 ft407 ft
      228513
      Observed Trials24,803 ft13 ft554 ft407 ft
      63
      ATV/ORV/OHV24,803 ft13 ft554 ft407 ft
      2843
      Snowmobile13,373 ft13 ft554 ft79 ft
      Snowshoe24 miles436 ft3 miles407 ft
      1
      Nordic Ski1817 miles1,047 ft6 miles1,119 ft
      9
      • By markholloway Trailforks & contributors
      • Admins: SORBA, caleb93, softbatch, 906Yooper906, PlumbBobM, NWNC.MTBA
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