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Level: Advanced
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: -
Total: 9 riders
 

Mountain Biking Canyons

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#131 of 531 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#3333 in the world

A few buddies and myself have been working on this trail as our pet project. We have built a few shore stunts (a 5-foot ladder drop, creekbed wallride, a few jumps) and have lots of plans for the future. This is a downhill trail with some very fun technical sections including a rut section that will throw you over the handlebars before you can say ouch! There are some decent dirt, shore, and boulder jumps. One very important note: This trail should be run with a SHUTTLE!!! Unless you want to pedal your 30+ lb downhill bike up a 5 mile gravel road, park a car at the bottom using the directions i have included above. The short section of the canyons trail ends after a creek crossing and the trail will split left and right. Take the right trail uphill to your car.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • No Restrooms
Getting there
Get on US 321 (Blowing Rock Rd.) and head into blowing rock. Turn into Canyons Restaurant and turn right once you get into the parking lot. The trailhead is in the far right corner of the parking lot that is closest to 321 if you are facing Canyons Restaurant from the road. Park your car in this corner of the lot and rip it up! SHUTTLE DIRECTIONS: Head into Blowing rock on US 321 BUSINESS. This will take you into downtown Blowing Rock where all the little shops and tourists are. You want to turn onto GLOBE ROAD, but i think the part that connects to Bus 321 is actually called something else... You will know you are on Globe Road when the pavement ends and you are on a washboard gravel road heading down into Pisgah National Forrest. You are going to drive down globe for about 3-4 miles until you see a pulloff on the left with some firewood and other junk piled up. There will also be a 4x4 trail that starts there. This is where you leave your car and have your second car drive you back up to the top. Make sure you lock your car, there are some sketchy backwoods mofos out in Globe.
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Closed (Jul 11, 2011)
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  • t-rick
    *****

    Trail is no longer running...original builders' work was fine with forest service, and was enjoyed by many. Someone came along and built large stunts that made the forest service upset, resulting in the closure of the trail. Not sure if it was legal to ride this trail originally, but now if you are caught, I bet there would be consequences...* Review edited 7/9/2011

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  • Meixiang
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    Is this trail open? There was a pile of landscaping waste at the trailhead, and "no trespassing" signs when I went there (April 2011). I walked down a little and the trail looks overgrown. Or is this not the trail?

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