1 miles
Distance
294 ft
Climb
-26 ft
Descent
00:16:28
Avg time

Jim Branch Details

  • Riding Area
    Cedar Mountain
    Cedar Mountain, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    When Open
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #600 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is typically used as a climb out from Lake Imaging Rd to the other trails in the Lake Imaging area, but is great going downhill, also.

In both directions, the trail is predominately flowy with a few roots to deal with. On the climb, the roots are relatively small and have ridearounds. On the downhill, the roots give you the option to boost a bit, but please be careful as there are often hikers, climbing mountain bikers, and horses on this trail. There are also a handful of blind corners that make visibility difficult, so hold back on your speed when it's a busy day.

Don't miss the rock alt line on the climb, about 2/3rds of the way up on the left hand side, you can make a quick left hand turn to hit about a 2-3ft rock drop, however it is an alternate line and definitely not required.

The lower section of the trail on the downhill is rock armored with a ridearound to the right that avoids the majority of the rocks, however if you go left, you can rip down the rocks. On the climb, the rocks can be an intimidating opener, however it is the only section on the trail that is like that.

Jim Branch tends to hold up to moisture a little better than other trails in the area, especially Ridgeline.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Jim Branch bike trail
  • Altitude change
    268 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,323 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,613 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,323 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,591 ft
  • Grade
    4.14%
  • Grade max
    -7.452%
  • Grade min
    22.436%
  • Distance climb
    5,087 ft
  • Distance down
    556 ft
  • Distance flat
    824 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:37
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Status:
on Nov 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (10 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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  • 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
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  • Camping Camping
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      Jim Branch Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 578 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,695 rides
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      Photos

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      2 |
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 5:25pm
      Oct 22, 2018
      Jim Branch, Barnesville
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      Jan 13, 2018 @ 7:46pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      Jim Branch, Brevard
      43 |
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 7:44pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      Jim Branch, Brevard
      651 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:48am
      Oct 20, 2014
      Jim Branch, Cedar Mountain

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Elduder714 (May 28, 2017 at 20:00)
       The first part up the rocks is so fun
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      Dupont Day 3: Ridgeline, Jim Branch, Hooker...
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