1.1 miles
Distance
177 ft
Climb
-88 ft
Descent
00:18:05
Avg time

Middle Earth Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Rocky Knob Park
    Boone, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #20081 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking

Middle Earth is a great blue trail before heading up to Boat Rock.

Access Info

Access of the lower Rocky Branch Loop

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Middle Earth Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    87 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,400 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,564 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,416 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,504 ft
  • Grade
    1.5%
  • Grade max
    -19.1%
  • Grade min
    24.4%
  • Distance climb
    2,657 ft
  • Distance down
    2,343 ft
  • Distance flat
    633 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:47
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Status:
on Apr 29, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.1 (13 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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  • < 50%
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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      Middle Earth Trail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 108 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 809 rides
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      Photos

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      103 |
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 2:45pm
      Apr 16, 2019
      33 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 2:01pm
      Apr 14, 2019
      367 |
      Aug 16, 2015 @ 7:02am
      Aug 16, 2015
      381 |
      Aug 15, 2015 @ 7:13pm
      Aug 15, 2015

      Routes with this trail

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      Rocky Knob Boone
      6 miles
      Freehub Magazine: PBJ Loop
      2 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      steenus (Aug 12, 2020 at 5:03)
       Was only able to ride it up to the top of PBJ. Rocky in quite a few parts but still pretty smooth and very rideable. Great challenge if you're working on climbing through rock gardens. I assume this trail is great either direction, as it was recommended to us three separate times while on the mountain.
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      Outerbike f
      8:09 | 45 | May 2, 2019 , Boone
      Outerbike e
      0:58 | 14 | May 2, 2019 , Boone
      Outerbike d
      0:18 | 6 | May 2, 2019 , Boone
      Outerbike c
      21:16 | 12 | May 2, 2019 , Boone
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