1.5 miles
Distance
262 ft
Climb
-253 ft
Descent
00:13:02
Avg time

Rocky Branch Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Rocky Knob Park
    Boone, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    All
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #8764 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #91093 in Trail Running
    • #15755 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

This 1.5-mile loop serves as the entrance and exit of all other trails on the mountain. It climbs for about
half its distance passing by a large rock outcropping and a small cascade of Rocky Branch Creek. Several short climbs lead to a flowy downhill. Rocky Branch connects with Middle Earth and serves as an exit from The Roman Road and Middle of Nowhere Trails.
Rocky Branch was renovated in the Summer of 2020 as part of the Recreational Trails Program Grant that was awarded to the Boone Area Cyclists. Changes include digging out grade reversals, new gravel sections, a new boardwalk, and the newest flowy downhill to Rocky Knob.

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More Stats for Rocky Branch Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    9 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,269 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,431 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,269 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,278 ft
  • Grade
    0.114%
  • Grade max
    -19.092%
  • Grade min
    20.898%
  • Distance climb
    4,198 ft
  • Distance down
    3,184 ft
  • Distance flat
    486 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:45
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Status:
on Oct 14, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3.9 (13 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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      Rocky Branch Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 14, 2022 @ 7:56am
      Oct 14, 2022
      The trails are starting to get covered with fall leaves. After another week of leaves and another rain or two they’ll probably start to slick up...
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 7:42am
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      Aug 6, 2022 @ 7:07am
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      Jun 14, 2022 @ 3:46am
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      Mar 15, 2022 @ 8:56am
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 386 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,002 rides
      • Last: Sep 3, 2021

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      Jul 5, 2020 @ 12:40pm
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      Sep 27, 2019 @ 11:18am
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      Apr 14, 2019 @ 2:21pm
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      UzhM8 (Nov 25, 2022 at 4:37)
      Fun beginner loop with some nice rock gardens and bridges.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Omarf1n (Jul 5, 2020 at 12:39)
      Was closed yesterday July forth 2020 for trail work
      [Reply]





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