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4 miles
658 ft
-2,547 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Lake Lure
    Lake Lure, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Fall, Winter, Spring
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

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.

Access Info

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 min
    1,344 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,526 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,234 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,344 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    822 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 25, 2018
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to shumont-spine-point-to-point trailhead (35.473490, -82.244530)
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Shumont Spine -... Trail Reports

Jul 25, 2018 @ 10:36am
Jul 25, 2018
Very hard to fallow "trail" at times. Over grown double track jeep road with washouts and even misleading to huge cliffs! Be very cautious...
Oct 4, 2017 @ 5:27am
Oct 4, 2017
A few fallen trees are down on the trail going down towards the lake
Nov 30, 2016 @ 8:16am
Nov 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 @ 8:14am
Feb 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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