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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
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      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 28, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,876
      State Ranking
      #56
      Trails (view details)
      8
      Trails Mountain Bike
      8
      Trails Hike
      8
      Trails Trail Running
      8
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      1,401 ft
      Total Vertical
      194 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      859 ft
      Reports
      34
      Photos
      15
      Ridden Counter
      810

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 3 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance

      Photos of Poston Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Lake Loop Out
      9 |
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 8:46am
      Apr 26, 2019
      trail: Lake Loop Out
      7 |
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 8:46am
      Apr 26, 2019
      trail: Lake Loop Out
      8 |
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 8:45am
      Apr 26, 2019
      trail: Lake Loop Out
      7 |
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 8:45am
      Apr 26, 2019

      Videos of Poston Park Mountain Bike

      Continuation after the drop in
      0:13 | 62 | May 14, 2019
      Nice drop in!
      0:08 | 52 | May 14, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Big Leaf Loop Back
      Jun 13, 2019 @ 1:36pm
      Jun 13, 2019
      Drykuhsaft Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Laurel Hill Loop Out
      Jun 13, 2019 @ 12:35pm
      Jun 13, 2019
      Wetkuhsaft Downed tree.
      Soccer Loop Back
      Jun 13, 2019 @ 4:13am
      Jun 13, 2019
      Dryjssaylor NWNC.MTBA Tree down just before the washed out...
      Lake Loop Out
      Jun 6, 2019 @ 9:37am
      Jun 6, 2019
      Very Dryjssaylor NWNC.MTBA
      Big Leaf Loop Out
      Jun 6, 2019 @ 9:37am
      Jun 6, 2019
      Very Dryjssaylor NWNC.MTBA
      Soccer Loop Out
      Jun 6, 2019 @ 9:37am
      Jun 6, 2019
      Very Dryjssaylor NWNC.MTBA
      Spencer Mountain
      Jun 6, 2019 @ 9:37am
      Jun 6, 2019
      Very Dryjssaylor NWNC.MTBA Still one tree trunk on the left split...
      Laurel Hill Loop Back
      May 12, 2019 @ 9:01am
      May 12, 2019
      Variablethehappyhucker NWNC.MTBA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #730070reidbaileywishlisttrailSpencer Mountain and 1 more
      Nov 10, 2019 @ 6:05pm
      Nov 10, 2019
      user #1732967Waddelle1wishlisttrailLaurel Hill Loop Out
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 8:28pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      user #1901306TornikitriddentrailLake Loop Out and 1 more
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 7:34pm
      Aug 26, 2019
      user #1855489Seanst34riddentrailLaurel Hill Loop Back and 6 more
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 7:26pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      user #1239661kuhsaftaddreportLaurel Hill Loop Out and 2 more
      Jun 13, 2019 @ 12:35pm
      Jun 13, 2019

      Nearby Areas

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      Rocky Branch Park 4 14.4 km
      U.S. National Whitewater Center 8 15 56.1 km
      Southwest District Park 112.1 km
      Renaissance Park 2 313.7 km
      Pee Wee's Mountain Bike Park 1 113.8 km
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