The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is home to more than 40 miles of singletrack trails and growing to enjoy and explore for mountain bikers of all skill levels. With a facility spanning 1,300 acres, the USNWC is dedicated to the promotion of the active, outdoor lifestyle. The USNWC Trail System features natural forest landscapes, steep downhill descents, and views of the Catawba River to create authentic and rewarding mountain biking trails in the Charlotte area. Please check usnwc.org or call 704-391-3900 for daily trail conditions.
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
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!
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.
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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!