1 mile
Distance
294 ft
Climb
-26 ft
Descent
00:17:56
Avg time

Jim Branch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Dupont State Forest
    Cedar Mountain, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    When Open
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #600 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 95 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.

Local Trail Association
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
    00:17:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:30
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Status:
on Apr 5, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.15 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Jim Branch Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 65 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,165 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 7,181 rides
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      Photos

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      105 |
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 5:38am
      Oct 15, 2019
      148 |
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 7:46pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      134 |
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 7:44pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      809 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:48am
      Oct 20, 2014

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      2 Reviews & Comments

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

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