1.2 miles
Distance
211 ft
Climb
-258 ft
Descent
00:17:28
Avg time
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Major Tom Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moore's Springs Trails
    Danbury, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #36500 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #50239 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    North Carolina State Parks

Major Tom is primarily used for descending but many users enjoy climbing it, thus why its marked as bi directional. At its peak, you have a great view of Moore's Wall across a nice picket fence pasture. The trail quickly drops into the forest and traverses its way through hardwoods and some rotodendrum thickets via berms and a few bridges. Now its all down, there's a couple of quick climbs tossed in to boot. It will round you out into Kessel Run trail then taking you back to the farmhouse where you can continue another lap.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Major Tom bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -47 ft
  • Altitude min
    867 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,045 ft
  • Altitude start
    927 ft
  • Altitude end
    880 ft
  • Grade
    -0.763%
  • Grade max
    -41.764%
  • Grade min
    23.992%
  • Distance climb
    2,594 ft
  • Distance down
    3,034 ft
  • Distance flat
    477 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:48
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Status:
on Sep 12, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Major Tom Trail Reports

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      Sep 12, 2021 @ 12:25pm
      Sep 12, 2021
      nice! watch out for wandering turtles on the trail.
      Aug 13, 2021 @ 6:42am
      Aug 13, 2021
      Trail is in pretty decent condition, some of the rocky creek crossings might need to be walked across
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 12:58pm
      Jul 15, 2021
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      Jun 14, 2021 @ 12:23pm
      Jun 14, 2021
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      May 13, 2021 @ 8:23am
      May 13, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 127 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 391 rides
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      Nov 22, 2020 @ 12:39pm
      Nov 22, 2020
      166 |
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 2:32pm
      Mar 19, 2018
      125 |
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 2:31pm
      Mar 19, 2018
      197 |
      May 15, 2016 @ 3:43pm
      May 15, 2016

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