6 miles
Distance
974 ft
Climb
-2,397 ft
Descent
01:24:44
Avg time
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Yancy Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Wilson Creek
    Mortimer, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #15957 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Along Yancy Ridge near the end be prepared for massive eroded gulleys. Most have ride-arounds but with some skill you can ride through them. Beware of tire grabbers hidden in the leaves.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Yancy Ridge Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,423 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,587 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,088 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,010 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,587 ft
  • Grade
    -4.362%
  • Grade max
    -41.975%
  • Grade min
    41.021%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,344 ft
  • Avg time
    01:24:44
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Status:
on Sep 20, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)

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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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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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      Yancy Ridge Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 20, 2018 @ 11:24am
      Sep 20, 2018
      A couple of trees across trail at chest height that come up after blind turns. This is a favorite trail of mine due to the chunky, rutty bottom...
      Apr 19, 2018 @ 9:54am
      Apr 19, 2018
      Several trees down. One completely blocking trail.
      Oct 29, 2017 @ 7:43am
      Oct 29, 2017
      Jul 17, 2017 @ 9:49pm
      Jul 17, 2017
      Still few trees you have dismount for , toward the end lots of over growth , high fivers and face slapers .
      Apr 30, 2017 @ 7:24pm
      Apr 30, 2017
      Several trees down across the trail in places. Some low hanging tree fall that can be ridden under as well.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 62 rides
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      Jun 24, 2018 @ 4:35pm
      Jun 24, 2018
      Yancy Ridge Trail, Mills River
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      Apr 11, 2018 @ 11:41am
      Apr 11, 2018
      Yancy Ridge Trail, Boone

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag josesanchez89 TMBA (Apr 26, 2018 at 8:17)
       This trail is super gnarly but on par for the riding you will get in Banner Elk. Climbs are super steep and the descends tech.
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