Point to point route with scenic views on both sides of the spine the length of the trail. Beautiful and picturesque.
Double track leased by a hunt club at the top gate. Fine with bikers and hikers. NO motorized vehicles. Trail follows 3 large spines to Party Rock overlook directly above Bald Mountain rock climbing public park. Final descent ends just above Boys Camp. Exit of trail leads out onto Boys Camp Rd.
For a fantastic view, on the long red clay "gully" descent, the trail flattens for 50 yards and a trail offshoot to your right leading downhill opens to 270 degree views on Party Rock overlooking Lake Lure and staring eye to eye with scenic Chimney Rock. Short 1-2 minute hike back up to the trail.
Take Hwy 9 from Black Mountain or Lake Lure to Shumont Rd. Road dead ends into a cul de sac. Two gates will be on the left side of the dead end.. Take the right gate that leads uphill. Left gate is private (clearly marked). Follow double track uphill. At the first crest, veer slightly left and downhill (unless you wish to hike up to Shumont peak (a grassy uphill doubletrack to the right)Very obvious. This is the ONLY intersection. Simply follow the spine. Only one way off the mountain and that is straight over the spines.
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More Stats for Shumont Spine - Point to Point mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,889 ft
Altitude min1,344 ft
Altitude max3,526 ft
Altitude start3,234 ft
Altitude end1,344 ft
Distance climb1.1 miles
Distance down2.9 miles
Distance flat822 ft
Avg reverse time00:00:05
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Shumont Spine -... Trail Reports
Nov 30, 2016 @ 8:16amNov 30, 2016
|Party Rock fire and bulldozed fire lines have left this ride in unknown status. Anyone with updates, please file status ASAP|
Feb 9, 2016 @ 8:14amFeb 9, 2016
|Heavy rains blasted a lot of the leaves out of the deep gullies. All the rocks are clean and exposed. PIN IT!!!|
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