3 miles
362 ft
-1,104 ft
Avg time
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Schoolhouse Ridge Details

  • Riding area
    Wilson Creek
    Mortimer, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Schoolhouse is a classic example of an old school trail in major need of some love. Most riders would never consider climbing this trail and many would not even call it a trail in places. 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 plunge to follow. After the final the climb, the trail nosedives down a narrow fall line in a series of deep trenches punctuated by drops, rocks, and blind turns. The technical moves in the final mile require a combination of expert DH skills, comment, and luck. Many early WNC riders cut their teeth and their bodies on this trail. 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's Ridge (see description).

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More Stats for Schoolhouse Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -742 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,535 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,315 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,277 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,535 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,226 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    631 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 4, 2017
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Schoolhouse Ridge Trail Reports

Sep 4, 2017 @ 5:56pm
Sep 4, 2017
Trail is clear, maybe one tree down, but nothing major. There are a good bit of branches that will smack you in the face so watch out for those,...
Mar 9, 2016 @ 4:51am
Mar 9, 2016
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Freehub Magazine: Wilson Creek Loop
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 2
flag o0-nr-0o (Oct 3, 2017 at 10:13)
 Trail is very eroded and gullied out. Hard to fit your pedals through some of the washed out areas since it is so tight.

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