8 miles
Distance
1,821 ft
Climb
-3,742 ft
Descent
3,461 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Lake Lure
    Lake Lure, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    year round
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #16614 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager

Trail starts out high on top of Eagle Rock. The trail takes you right across the massive rock slab with a beautiful of the Buffalo Creek Valley. The you descend a fast and fun trail with little rock armor creek crossings, and little optional trail features off the side of the trail. Big rock slab rides and drops keep this trail interesting. If you like skinnies, there are plenty to play on. Eagle Rock parking area is open by reserved space only here : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parking-at-eagle-rock-in-chimney-rock-state-park-november-to-february-tickets-51554560077?aff=erelexpmlt

Access Info

You must reserve a space here to gain access and park at the Eagle Rock Parking Area : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parking-at-eagle-rock-in-chimney-rock-state-park-november-to-february-tickets-51554560077?aff=erelexpml
Access to east end is through Buffalo Creek Park in Lake Lure NC. West end is Eagle Rock end. Eagle Rock Parking area is located on gated road off Shumont Road. The parking access and space is reserve only. t

Disclaimer

UPPER PARKING IS RESERVATION ONLY: TOWING IS ENFORCED. DO NOT PARK ON PAVEMENT OR BLOCK ANY DRIVE

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Weed Patch Mountain Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,922 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,517 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,458 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,536 ft
  • Grade
    -4.813%
  • Grade max
    -84.045%
  • Grade min
    61.994%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,936 ft
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Status:
on Jan 6, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Weed Patch... Trail Reports

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      Jan 6, 2019 @ 6:14pm
      Jan 6, 2019
      Good rip today! Some leaves here and there but in really good shape. Cleared a smaller tree lower down
      Dec 23, 2018 @ 3:28pm
      Dec 23, 2018
      Only road part way up from the bottom. No mud. some leaves
      Dec 6, 2018 @ 8:56pm
      Dec 6, 2018
      I cleared all trees both east and west of Grey Rock yesterday Dec 5 2018.
      Oct 5, 2018 @ 1:50pm
      Oct 5, 2018
      Downed trees on switchbacks prevents continuity. At least 7-8 down trees I had to navigate around.
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 5:35am
      Jul 2, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 12 rides
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      Dec 6, 2018 @ 8:56pm
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag charlyaurelia (Dec 6, 2018 at 20:58)
       This is a new, sustainable, well built, beautiful, and fun backcountry trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jtsquire (Dec 23, 2018 at 15:30)
       We started at the bottom and climbed part way up. Riding all the way up and then back down would make for a fun day.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Punkskalar (Jan 6, 2019 at 7:17)
       Hardtail Country for sure - lugging a 160mm bike around seemed unnecessary. Well groomed, not many rooty/rocky sections. Beautiful scenery.
      [Reply]

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