2 miles
513 ft
-536 ft
3,617 ft
High Point

This is one of our favorite flow routes at Rocky Knob and is featured in Freehub Magazine's Pisgah Photo Book: Issue 6.3.

The PBJ is Rocky Knob's signature trail for Pumps, Berms, and Jumps. First built in 2013 as a part of the Park's Skills Areas, the trail features rollers, tabletops, and berms of many configurations. The trail was reshaped in the summer of 2015 and includes new jumps, step ups, transfers, and alternate lines. While all features are rollable, it is recommended to roll it slowly your first time to get a feel for the speed and rhythm.

The trail begins from "The Saddle." Ride Rocky Branch Trail to Middle Earth Trail to the obvious signage at a flat area before the cell tower. The top section can be sessioned and will give you a feel for the trail as a whole. Be sure to check out the other skills areas nearby: Stone Binge's advanced features will challenge most riders. Skinny Skills will give you a good opportunity to practice your old school skinny techniques. Riders seeking more miles should continue on Middle Earth to Boat Rock and Ol Hoss then return to the PBJ.

From Boone, drive US 421S east out of town towards Wilkesboro. Continue 0.7 miles past Bamboo Road. The entrance to Rocky Knob Park is on the right through a large timber frame structure.

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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Freehub Magazine: PBJ Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,245 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,269 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,245 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4,983 ft
  • Distance flat
    530 ft
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RKP PBJ cruisin
RKP PBJ cruisin
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Jul 17, 2017
Quick run down PBJ, shot on GoPro Hero 3+ Silver. Realizing a gimbal would be useful for these chest mount videos...
Jump line on PB&J
Jump line on PB&J
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Oct 13, 2015
#samplesome Rocky Knob @Singletracksampler
Rocky nob PBJ trail
Rocky nob PBJ trail
trail: PB&J
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May 6, 2015
A run down the PBJ trail at the rocky nod trail system in Boone, North Carolina.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Entrance Trail
Mar 3, 2018 @ 5:53am
Mar 3, 2018
Mar 3, 2018 @ 5:52am
Mar 3, 2018
Trail work underway reporter
Middle Earth Trail
Mar 3, 2018 @ 5:50am
Mar 3, 2018
Rocky Branch Loop
Mar 3, 2018 @ 5:50am
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