7.2 miles
Distance
790 ft
Climb
-783 ft
Descent
2,730 ft
High Point

From Lake Imaging Parking Lot this is one of our favourites! You'll start up Lake Imaging Road, passing the exit of Ridgeline on your L. Once you go past the fishing lake look to your left for the rocky entrance to Jim Branch Trail. If you are feeling invincible try to clear the rock garden climb by staying straight up the rock armouring. Want a slightly easier way around? Take a quick Left to bypass this techy climb and you will merge on the same trail again after a little climb.
At the top of Jim Branch you will veer to the right and climb up Isaac Heath staying right on Locust and hitting Hilltop's sweet swoopy single track. Coming out of the forest at the horse tie out, hike on down to Grassy Creek Falls if you haven't seen it yet, grab a couple of photos and continue downhill to the right and then making a left to climb up Buck Forest Road. Take a left on White Pine and another Left on Hooker Creek Trail before popping out at the intersection with Ridgeline where you will go left for a short climb prior to the ripping downhill of Ridgeline. This trail never gets old and it seems to get better each time you ride it- learning it's unique flow. At the bottom a quick right will take you back to the parking lot!

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#3- JimBranch/Locus/Hilltop/Hooker/Ridgeline -Roam Fest East Crankjoy Route is a 7 mile popular intermediate route located near Cedar Mountain North Carolina. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 790 ft with a max elevation of 2,730 ft then descends -783 ft.
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  • Riding area
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
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  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
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  • Ridelogs
    740
More Stats for #3- JimBranch/Locus/Hilltop/Hooker/Ridgeline -Roam Fest East Crankjoy Route mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 12 min
  • Altitude min
    2,309 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,327 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,333 ft
  • Grade max
    -21.5%
  • Grade min
    34.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,543 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Hilltop
Feb 26, 2024 @ 1:25am
Feb 26, 2024
Isaac Heath
Feb 26, 2024 @ 1:25am
Feb 26, 2024
Hooker Creek Trail
Feb 26, 2024 @ 1:25am
Feb 26, 2024
Jim Branch
Feb 15, 2024 @ 11:05am
Feb 15, 2024
Good shape with little standing water.
Ridgeline
Feb 9, 2024 @ 1:08pm
Feb 9, 2024
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