1.2 miles
Distance
294 ft
Climb
-26 ft
Descent
00:18:07
Avg time

Jim Branch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Dupont State Recreational Forest
    Cedar Mountain, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    When Open
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #197 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #27612 in Trail Running
    • #4834 in Hiking
    • #258 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    NCFS

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.

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More Stats for Jim Branch bike trail 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
    00:18:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:04
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Status:
on Apr 28, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.05 (17 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Jim Branch Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 55 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,272 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 11,472 rides
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      Mar 29, 2022 @ 2:05pm
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      Oct 15, 2019 @ 5:38am
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      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      DuPont Full Imaging Loop13 miles
      Bike Transylvania: Jim Branch to Ridgeline5 miles
      Broomchaser13 miles
      Ridgeline Loop5 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Elduder714 (May 28, 2017 at 20:00)
       The first part up the rocks is so fun
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      SeaIris (Aug 26, 2020 at 17:44)
       Open and clear but a little wet with some puddles in some spots.
      [Reply]





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      25:34 | 1 | May 16, 2022 , Cedar Mountain
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      5:28 | 114 | Jan 9, 2022 , Cedar Mountain
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      6:22 | 514 | Jun 3, 2018 , Cedar Mountain
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      202 | Feb 15, 2021 , Cedar Mountain
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