1 miles
128 ft
-209 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Marion Diehl Park
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

The Back Yard Trails are a series of trails in the woods in between an older housing development and water treatment plant in south Charlotte. The trails are well built and maintained, but a better signage system would be helpful. There are quite a number of technical features (jumps, gap jumps, step downs, rock drops/step downs, wood bridges, skinnies, etc.) that will make this a "very difficult" (black diamond) trail in the IMBA trail rating system, but they are actually not nearly as difficult as other trails around the US. The climbs are short and punchy, and will be tough for those who are moderately fit. With the limited amount of space the trails are very tight, twisty, and double back/cross over each other in a few spots. These trails should not be ridden within at least 24 hours of any significant rain as the roots, rocks, and wood features get very slick, even for highly skilled riders and it holds that moisture creating mud.

In all, Tarheel Trail Blazers has done a great job on this trail with the space available.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Back Yard Trails (Perimeter) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -81 ft
  • Altitude min
    579 ft
  • Altitude max
    688 ft
  • Altitude start
    688 ft
  • Altitude end
    607 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,104 ft
  • Distance down
    3,059 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,156 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Apr 21, 2018
Avg: 2.8 (5 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to back-yard-trails-perimeter trailhead (35.157881, -80.863114)
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Back Yard Trails... Trail Reports

Apr 21, 2018 @ 12:22pm
Apr 21, 2018
Tree down but you can go under it dismounted.
Jul 26, 2017 @ 3:45pm
Jul 26, 2017
2 trees down now. 1 not passable and must backtrack to cut through and pass. The second can be hiked over. The trail seems washed out more than usual
Jul 9, 2016 @ 1:07pm
Jul 9, 2016
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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Jan 19, 2018 @ 2:04pm
Jan 19, 2018
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