Riding areaMarion Diehl Park
Charlotte, North Carolina
Bike typeAM, XC
Trail UsageBiking Primary
DirectionOne DirectionPopular direction shown
TTFs on trailA-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny
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 min579 ft
Altitude max688 ft
Altitude start688 ft
Altitude end607 ft
Distance climb2,104 ft
Distance down3,059 ft
Distance flat1,156 ft
Avg reverse time00:25:42
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Back Yard Trails... Trail Reports
Apr 21, 2018 @ 12:22pm3 days
|Tree down but you can go under it dismounted.|
Jul 26, 2017 @ 3:45pmJul 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 @ 1:07pmJul 9, 2016
|Large tree down across trail, blocking trail|
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