2 miles
1,289 ft
-308 ft
Avg time
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Woodruff Ridge Details

  • Riding area
    Wilson Creek
    Mortimer, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

Woodruff Ridge features a remote, technical ride following a scenic creek. By itself, Woodruff is a short but enjoyable out and back. Many riders will start a long Wilson's classic by climbing Woodruff to link up to Wilson Ridge (21 Jumps) to Schoolhouse Ridge. Ride up Edgemont Road to the top of Woodruff to finish off this outing with a descent back down Woodruff. Starting this ride as a climb allows you to scout your DH lines for the return. The upper crux features a boulder garden with several lines. Speed picks up for a rally down buff single track. Pay particular attention to the rock slab above the waterfall near the trail's end. This is Optimus Crux. Thread the needle on this one or risk a swim.

Access Info

Access to this area is via Anthony's Creek Road in the Globe Community south of Blowing Rock or from Edgemont Road in the Edgemont Community. For the recommended link up with Wilson Ridge and Schoolhouse Ridge, park at the trail head on Anthony's Creek Road just west of the junction of Globe Road and Anthony's Creek Road.

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More Stats for Woodruff Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    981 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,546 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,550 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,546 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,528 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,571 ft
  • Distance flat
    745 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 29, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Woodruff Ridge Trail Reports

Jul 29, 2018 @ 9:12pm
Jul 29, 2018
Yeah, trees down. Took care of a couple minor annoying things but needs big trees cut up in a couple spots as well as a few washed holes that may...
Jun 10, 2018 @ 7:03pm
Jun 10, 2018
Multiple trees down. Torrential downpours have washed out and changed the trail. Proceed with extreme caution.
Jun 10, 2018 @ 7:02pm
Jun 10, 2018
Multiples trees down. Torrential downpours have washed out and changed the trail in multiple sections. Proceed with extreme caution.
May 10, 2017 @ 8:06am
May 10, 2017
A couple fallen trees that need to be cleared with a saw.
Apr 30, 2017 @ 7:24pm
Apr 30, 2017
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