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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +140/224 ft
Total: 200 riders
 

Mountain Biking Fisher Farm Park

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#119 of 532 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#3088 in the world

Currently 4 miles(Phase II) of tight twisty single track broken up with a few field climbs and some added optional challanges: some nice sweeper turns, water-bars, rock gardens, bridges, and a rock drop-in.

Follow the red arrow blazes with the Tarheel Trailblazer logo for the recommended route throughout the trail.

Trail turf is mixture of clay and light dirt/sand mix, pretty well packed. Appears to dry very well, but hold off for 24hrs after a rainfall. Trail is maintained by the Tarheel Trailblazers. With the completion of Phase I in Spring 2005, f**ing of Phase II will begin. Construction will start in Fall '05 on Phase II and will add 3-4 miles of trail, making for a total length of almost 6 miles.

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
I-77 N to Exit 30/Davidson. Turn right at exit. Go to end of road and turn right at Main St.(Hwy 115). Turn left at next light (Davidson/Concord Rd.). Go 1/2 mile until you see Grey Rd. and turn left. Follow Grey Rd., it runs into Shearers Rd. at a 3-way "Y" (stay straight). After Shearer Rd "Y" intersection, the Park is about 1.5 miles on right. Turn right at the white "Fisher Farm Park" sign and follow gravel driveway(Fisher Rd.) past barns. Park in the grass field. Look for the trailhead sign on your left as you enter the field.
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Fisher Farm MTB - BB Phase…
 

Mountain Bike Trails Near Davidson, North Carolina

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Intermediate | 2.2 mi
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Beginner | 1 mi
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Rider questions

Q: What are thw hours?
A: The park is open dawn to dusk, signs say wait 24 hours after rain to ride.

Q: I went there yesterday and the signs say closed but a local lady said the MTB trails were open. I was not really sure If I should ride or not, does anyone know?
A: The trails are open.

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  • Lizwarlick
    *****

    Fun trail, lots of optional lines with techy spots. This trail is very well marked. Some of the climbs are punchy with tight switchbacks. Overall fun trail. Will be back

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  • EZ-E
    **

    Allison Farm segment adds a little extra mileage(maybe 1.5mi?) - that is a twisty tight section that makes good use of a wooded hillside descent to a creekbed...many quick ups, but no major climbs.
    The older sections at Fisher Farm have really suffered from erosion, significant root exposure and the transitions to many constructed features have become very rough. Many of the "expert" obstacles I used to ride through with no problem I am now walking through...and I almost endo'd 2 or 3 times because the obstacles are so inconsistent, just not as fun anymore.
    I have volunteered for trailwork here before and would again if some of the work is devoted to bringing the obstacles back to what they were ( not 'dumbing' tgem down, just rideable).

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  • unavailable
    *****

    There are so many varied features and optional loops here that it never gets old. Skinnies, drops, ladder bridges, log piles, rocks, and yes roots; all add up to one heck of a trail.

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  • hayelement98
    *****

    This is a great mountain bike trail for all levels of riders! Fisher Farms has a great mixture of man made obstacles and roots which makes for a challenging/ fun ride. The tarheel trailblazers definitely do an excellent job of keeping it in good shape.

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  • Jason Thomas
    ****

    If you like roots...this is your trail! Lots of roots and logs to jump, or bounce over. It's a fairly tight path, with no berms in the corners.

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  • gimmefuel
    *****

    Great trail!! The Trailblazers did an awesome job on this one!! I am "new" to mountain biking and this is the third trail I have been on and it is by far my new favorite. It's long, definitely has some technical parts with obstacles thrown in, VERY rooty, and definitely has some long drawn out parts to gain some GOOD speed!! It probably has the lowest elevation with the "easiest" climbs that I have been on so far too. It didn't totally kick my ass like Big Leaf Slopes did. The "Enchanted Forest" part of the trail was really cool too. If you hit Fisher Farm, just be aware of the roots. They are definitely in number and some of them are big. I didn't mind it, all part of the ride. This trail is also VERY well marked and laid out. The signs are in place to guide you to the different parts/areas of the trail. There are beginner, intermediate, and black diamond areas of this trail. I stuck to the beginner/intermediate areas. All in all, I had a great time for my first time at Fisher Farm and I will definitely be returning for another go at it!

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  • jcnichols22
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    I love fisher farm! It's my go to morning ride. Yes it has roots (you are in the woods). This trail has some great tight sections some great fast sections fun obstacles. This is a great trail that really makes you focus on your line choice. I'm normally here in the AM I have done some afternoon rides but this trail never really seems to have a bunch of people on the trails all at one time. Enjoy the ride and have a great time!

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  • TheCyclePath
    ****

    If the roots take away from your experience than you need to work on your riding skills. :)

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  • TheCyclePath
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    Yes, there are roots at Fisher Farm. Yes, roots are part of MTB'ing. Yes, those roots in certain areas are difficult. But the trail is like a puzzle or riddle begging to be solved. Those roots are some of the challenge to riding the trail cleanly. The drop off with the roots in the landing are fine...if you choose the right place to land. Otherwise,keep practicing until you clean it. Fisher is not a fast, smooth, wide open trail like LNSP or Sherman Branch. It's just different. :)

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  • pbukow@yahoo.com
    ****

    Very tight and flowly single track, has a decent amount of roots, the black diamond trails have a lot of rollers and small jumps in between the tight switchbacks. The rest of the trails are rated blue and are a blast. Not a lot of technical sections, great for beginners/intermediate riders! Wish it was longer

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  • Daniel Lee Dault Jr.
    ***

    I agree with you it is really rutty and that takes away from the fun experiance one such choice is North Meck Park in Huntersville its not as rutty (still got some ruts but not nearly as much) another better option is lake norman State Park in Troutman

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  • stupidscreename
    *****

    Awesome trails. I think it is rated a little easier than it actually is. Lots of roots but tons of fun. This is not an easy or beginner trail. It is the precusor and little brother to the backyard trails. It would be nice if different areas had trails ratedin order of difficulty or trail progressions.
    Start at lake norman, wwc, north meck, francis beaty, signal hill, fisher farm, backyard trails. Rocky river is easier than fisher, EXCEPT for the three monster climbs.

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  • tephabu
    ****

    Fun trail. I really like the Enchanted Forest section. Little bit of climbing, lots of tight twisting sections and a few fun challenging sections. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area. It is a bit of a drive for me for the lower amount of miles that it has to offer. Coming from the Park Road Shopping Center area, I frequently get caught in traffic on the way up there.

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  • *****

    I recently started mountain biking and this trail was awesome. Lots of downhill during the first half along with twists, turns, breaks, and more speed! The second half is more technical. It is also a lot of uphill and challenging. Very nice trail!

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  • **

    To many events that prevent me from riding

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  • stormtiger23
    ****

    i think this trail is amazing. I just rode it yesterday and itwas geat. its not to long ,not to short great for before or after work.

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  • drdirt55
    ****

    Great go to trail for me. love the 1st section with the rollers and black sections

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  • radams89
    ****

    This is a pretty solid trail. Well-maintained with plenty of fast sections and some technical stuff on the black sections. Considering the region and the terrain, this is pretty good stuff.

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  • Jim_Sencio
    ***

    Very short trail and not the easiest to follow. The few black diamond sections are fun but the rest of the trail just doesnt seem to flow to good. If it were closer for me i would probably like it more but there are too many better trails just as far of a drive that i would much rather ride. Cant see myself making the drive again anytime soon.

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  • rmca
    *****

    This is one of the best trails in Charlotte. The Tarheel Trailblazers keep the trail in great shape and the new phase III really adds to it all.

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