3.5 miles
Distance
166 ft
Climb
-1,087 ft
Descent
00:30:22
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Schoolhouse Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Wilson Creek
    Mortimer, North Carolina
  • Ref Number
    #279
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #65643 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #54888 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    USFS

Schoolhouse has received some love. The last 1.5 miles has been renovated and now transitions in and out of original sections of trail that were improved. The trail starts innocently along a ridge then begins to flex it's muscles with some stout climbs. These climbs will test your bike handling skills and will get you warmed up for the downhill finale. Many early WNC riders cut their teeth and their bodies on this trail, and now it has been upgraded to modern standards. Give it a go with the Woodruff Ridge and Wilson Ridge for a true Wilson's classic.

Access Info

Find the upper trailhead on FS 4068 off of Edgemont Road. Nearly all riders will access this trail from Upper Wilson Ridge (see description).

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More Stats for Schoolhouse Ridge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -921 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,510 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,431 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,431 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,509 ft
  • Grade
    -5%
  • Grade max
    -39.9%
  • Grade min
    16.8%
  • Distance climb
    4,127 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,129 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:43:17
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on May 19, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (12 votes)
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      Schoolhouse Ridge Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 138 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 760 rides
      • Last: May 26, 2024

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      Feb 25, 2018 @ 9:03am
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