December 10, 2015
This is not a beginner trail. Do not go here thinking it is a beginner trail. This is definitely on the more advanced side of the intermediate spectrum, especially for a trail so close to the city. The trail is typical of most charlotte trails in that it has many roots. I like that the trail offers optional challenges and trails to test your mettle on when you feel like you have mastered the easier trails. There are other trails around that offer more flow and more technical sections, but this is a good mix of everything. My only gripe is that the green trail really should be rated blue. The hardest switchback in the entire ride (and one of the hardest sections of the entire trail if you include the rocky climb right after it) is on the green loop. Overall a good trail with good people maintaining it. There are supposed to be new sections coming soon, so keep an eye out for that.
For easier trails head to LNSP, north meck, USNWC, and other trails in the area.
rocky river trail, some of the more technical parts of USNWC