USNWC

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.47 out of 5
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Intermediate
31.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,400 ft
↓ 2,300 ft
638
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
The Catawba trail observes closures due to weather to preserve the trail...before riding, please call 704-391-3900, option 4 or http://www.tarheeltrailblazers.com/ for daily trail conditions.
Approximately 10 miles of singletrack and jeep roads rise 70 feet from the banks of the Catawba River to challenge mountain bikers of every skill level. River views, lungbusting climbs, and technical descents combine to create some of the best mountain biking in the area - all just a 15 minute drive from uptown Charlotte. Optional trails such as: Figure 8, The Point, Carpet Trail, Goat Hill, Weigh Station, and Toilet Bowl are all connected by the Main Trail to create one continuous, easy-to-follow loop. There are also some unnamed options...two very quick downhill descents off of the Goat Hill trail and a downhill slalom track in the clearing next to the exit from the Toilet Bowl trail. The trails at the USNWC are technically difficult in certain sections and are not for first-time riders. Helmets and bikes designed for steep singletrack riding are required.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Can you bring your own mountain bike -Guest

A: Yes you can. There is a $5 parking fee. If you find that you go frequently, they have a $40 annual pass. Be sure to check the USNWC website to make sure the trails are open.

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Reviews (83)
 

Trailblazer


April 16, 2018
mlombar17 Trailblazer  
 
Review: Slalom track is awesome!

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Gramcounter

April 16, 2018
 
Review: Copy and paste the link below for an awesome highlight video from the National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. This place has over 35 miles of trails and is mostly flowly XC, but there are some cool jump lines and downhill shoots if you check out Trailforks. I did over 17 miles and had an absolute blast. I have never seen so many mountain bikers in one place! Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area. I post new videos from different spots in the Northeast every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more! Link: https://youtu.be/ViIDznpJ4ak

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Granny Gear

May 28, 2017
sassyswede Granny Gear  
 
Review: A great place to get a good ride in that is near home. Variety of trails from easy to difficult to meet everyone's skill/energy level. It doesn't hurt that there is a nice refreshing adult bevy available after!

Similar Trail: General rating for all trails.

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Granny Gear

May 9, 2017
dhracer Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great flowing trails! Well maintained and helpful staff for bike rental.

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Granny Gear

May 8, 2017
mwh29 Granny Gear  
 
Review: As everyone says, there is something here for everyone, well worth the trip, lot's of fun and a very cool place to visit as there are many other great activities besides biking.

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Trailblazer


November 28, 2016
 
Review: Something for everyone. really great place to ride. had tons of fun here. wish I had more time.

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Granny Gear

November 7, 2016
Mharding Granny Gear  
 
Review: So many trails to choose from beginner to a slalom dirt course. Really, really fun.

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Bunny Hop

October 25, 2016
 
Review: Definitely worth another visit. I, too, was there for Cyclofest and rode a bunch of trails, but Figure 8 was my favorite. While USNWC rates it as a 'black diamond' there were only a couple of 'too technical' sections that I had to walk. There were some fun drops and flowy sections, and some really challenging climbs that I enjoyed tackling.

Similar Trail: Mitchell Memorial Forest, Ohio - B Trail

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Gramcounter

October 23, 2016
 
Review: Attended CycloFest 10/20-23 and my first time at the National Whitewater Center. Well worth the visit! $5 parking fee and 35 miles of great trails that have something for all rider levels. Beautiful scenery and a lot of things to do other than ride!

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Gramcounter

September 9, 2016
 
Review: Great trail this place has it all, and if you time it right you might see micheal phelps

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USNWC MTB Trail 4.47 out of 5 based on 83 ratings. 83 user reviews.
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Interbike Launching East Coast Demo Event in October 2016
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Fall Cyclofest Presented by Interbike Well Received by Bike Companies, Other Exhibitors Unsure
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Interbike to Organize Trail Service Project Ahead of Fall Cyclofest at USNWC
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