3 miles
Distance
921 ft
Climb
-1,497 ft
Descent
2,087 ft
High Point

Gem Mine Details

  • Riding area
    Boone Fork Area
    Lenoir, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -575 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,321 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
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Status:
on Sep 22, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Gem Mine Trail Reports

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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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1 Review & Comments

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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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Opening descent of Gem Mine
79 | Apr 29, 2017 , Lenoir
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