6 miles
Distance
1,032 ft
Climb
-1,031 ft
Descent
1,241 ft
High Point

The Dark Grind race course includes some of the older trails as well as NEW TRAIL completed in the past couple years. Number of laps and mileage varies by category, and will be outlined on the registration site and event flyer.

Route Supporters
Local Trail Association
Northwest NC MTB Alliance (ridenwnctrails.com)
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Trails in Route

Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
More Stats for Dark Grind Race Course mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,042 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,060 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,061 ft
  • Grade
    0.002%
  • Grade max
    -41.113%
  • Grade min
    33.681%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,735 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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