12.8 miles
1,722 ft
-1,721 ft
2,975 ft
High Point

This is my go-to route when I only have a few hours to ride. It starts out at the Lake Imaging lot, up through the familiar Jim Branch to a swift and rowdy descent down Locust. Jumps are possible and encouraged here Next are some gravel roads and a short trip through Pitch Pine that lead to the grueling gravel climb up Joanna Road. Stop at the top for a picture! Next is the descent that ends with Grassy Creek Trail, followed by a Sandy connection to another gravel climb. Hooker Creek, Hickory Mountain, and Ridgeline come together at the end of the route to put a huge smile on your face.

Detailed Description
Broomchaser is a 13 mile popular intermediate route located near Cedar Mountain North Carolina. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 1,722 ft with a max elevation of 2,975 ft then descends -1,721 ft.
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More Stats for Broomchaser mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 52 min
  • Altitude min
    2,312 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,323 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,326 ft
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  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Jim Branch
Feb 15, 2024 @ 11:05am
Feb 15, 2024
Good shape with little standing water.
Feb 9, 2024 @ 1:08pm
Feb 9, 2024
Hickory Mountain Loop
Nov 27, 2023 @ 7:54am
Nov 27, 2023
Grassy Creek Trail
Sep 8, 2023 @ 1:54pm
Sep 8, 2023
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