3 miles
Distance
921 ft
Climb
-1,497 ft
Descent
00:30:07
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Gem Mine Trail

Gem Mine Details

  • Riding Area
    Boone Fork Area
    Lenoir, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #25915 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Grandfather Ranger District

Fun Pisgah back country style descent with rocks, high speed turns, creek crossings and jumps. Two uphill sections are easily ridden. Trail finishes back on Spencer Branch Rd. (left to go to where you parked, right to go up and hit Gem Mine again).

Access Info

After climbing Spencer Branch Rd. for 3ish miles, there will be a sharp left hand turn. Look for a large mound with a trail to the left of it on the right side of the road. Stay right at any split that looks like a fork!

Disclaimer

This trail is also used by horseback riders. Be respectful!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gem Mine bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -575 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,321 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,087 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,085 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,510 ft
  • Grade
    -3.259%
  • Grade max
    -51.366%
  • Grade min
    47.899%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,712 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:07
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Status:
on Jan 7, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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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      Gem Mine Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 7, 2019 @ 2:31am
      Jan 7, 2019
      Lower section of trail is significantly wet with lots of standing water.
      Nov 22, 2018 @ 7:06am
      Nov 22, 2018
      Extremely leaf covered with patches of boggy mud under the leaves.
      Dec 25, 2017 @ 4:32am
      Dec 25, 2017
      All major branches are removed, trail needs traffic at this point.
      Sep 22, 2017 @ 5:01am
      Sep 22, 2017
      Lots of small branches down, also one large tree near final jump line. Rideable but watch for branches in wheels and drivetrain.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 44 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag jwelch33 (May 3, 2017 at 10:13)
       Great trail to add to your weekly 'go to" rides. Easy to find, good climb, super fun working downhill. Love it!
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