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      Situated on the edge of the 1250ft Spencer Mountain in Lowell, NC is the terrain-fest known as Poston. The trail is arguably the biggest cardio challenge in the Charlotte region with more elevation change per mile than any other local trail. The topography has few flat areas so you are always either ascending or descending Lot of benched hillside trail, plenty of twists, and nice super-tight singletrack! Poston offers nice challenges for all levels of riders as we’re always sure to think about the advanced crowd as much as we are the beginner. Beyond the trail layout and features the woods themselves are a real jewel. Multiple creek crossings, mature forest, lake views, sections of thick laurel that temporarily transports you to the Appalachians, and the significantly rare large leaf magnolia – Poston is more than just a trail, as these extraordinary woods provide a truly unique experience among the local trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Municipal Park
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      Region Details
      • 7
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 7, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      10
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      1,517 ft
      Total Vertical
      835 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,500 ft
      Reports
      60
      Photos
      23
      Ridden Counter
      2,196

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 11 rides

      Photos of Poston Park Mountain Bike

      64 |
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 7:01am
      Aug 2, 2020
      48 |
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 7:01am
      Aug 2, 2020
      34 |
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 7:01am
      Aug 2, 2020
      34 |
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 7:01am
      Aug 2, 2020
      66 |
      Jan 1, 2020 @ 3:39pm
      Jan 1, 2020
      75 |
      Nov 30, 2019 @ 5:53am
      Nov 30, 2019
      trail: Lake Loop Out
      69 |
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 8:46am
      Apr 26, 2019
      trail: Lake Loop Out
      56 |
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 8:46am
      Apr 26, 2019

      Videos of Poston Park Mountain Bike

      Continuation after the drop in
      0:13 | 461 | May 14, 2019
      Nice drop in!
      0:08 | 420 | May 14, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Spencer Mountain
      May 12, 2022 @ 7:52pm
      May 12, 2022
      DryThealward
      Lake Loop Out
      Apr 21, 2022 @ 7:11am
      Apr 21, 2022
      IdealTrail Running MConger1
      Laurel Hill Loop Out
      Apr 21, 2022 @ 7:11am
      Apr 21, 2022
      IdealTrail Running MConger1
      Laurel Hill Loop Back
      Apr 21, 2022 @ 7:11am
      Apr 21, 2022
      IdealTrail Running MConger1
      Soccer Loop Back
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 10:28am
      Jan 4, 2022
      WetTrees down blocking path. Will need to...t2technology
      Big Leaf Loop Back
      Aug 19, 2021 @ 2:11pm
      Aug 19, 2021
      VariableIt was dry, then we got a thunderstorm,...rotorbaru
      Big Leaf Loop Out
      Jul 7, 2021 @ 11:06am
      Jul 7, 2021
      DryTree down at 0.3 miles into big leaf loop...willrox1
      Soccer Loop Out
      Nov 29, 2019 @ 9:08am
      Nov 29, 2019
      DryLeafyncpappy

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3122593gsmartin1005difficultyvotetrailKids Loop
      Jul 25, 2022 @ 5:45pm
      Jul 25, 2022
      user #3048677McurfmanwishlistregionPoston Park
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:07pm
      May 16, 2022
      user #2006118ThealwardvotetrailSpencer Mountain
      May 12, 2022 @ 7:54pm
      May 12, 2022
      user #2006118ThealwardaddreportSpencer Mountain
      May 12, 2022 @ 7:52pm
      May 12, 2022
      user #2006118ThealwardcommenttrailSpencer Mountain
      May 12, 2022 @ 7:51pm
      May 12, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2006118ThealwardtrailSpencer MountainGets kind of confusing near the north east...
      May 12, 2022 @ 7:51pm
      May 12, 2022
      user #2936710JessicauWXqvztrailKids LoopGreat trail for the absolute beginner.
      Dec 28, 2021 @ 6:41am
      Dec 28, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Rocky Branch Park 1 5 14.4 km
      U.S. National Whitewater Center 8 18 56.1 km
      Mountain Island Park 2 47.4 km
      Airline Bike Park 1 5 49.8 km
      Southwest District Park 112.1 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike109 miles1,516 ft4 miles194 ft
      #1,977#1,04223602,376
      Hike1110 miles1,516 ft4 miles837 ft
      #1,532#9146054
      Trail Running1110 miles1,516 ft4 miles837 ft
      #1,537#9126020
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