Hobby Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.15 out of 5
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Intermediate
7.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 6,000 ft
↓ 5,000 ft
792
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
I wouldn't recommend riding Hobby Park if it's your first time on a mountain bike. The single track is tough and technical. There is also at least one impossible hill that's like riding your bike up a wall. For some insane reason I let my buds talk me into riding here when we were done at Salem Lake. My thighs were screaming for mercy and not to mention my arms took quite a beating since I don't have front suspension on my bike (yet). That doesn't mean I didn't have a good time. I think this is a great trail to test your biking skills. If I were to do it again, I would probably ride Hobby Park first and then shoot the gully at Salem Lake.
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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: what does "DH" signs mean? -kathleen l lynch

A: The DH sign is for downhill, but have ridden it is is not much of it. You get some downhill but there is a pretty challenging climb in the middle of it.

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Granny Gear

September 12, 2019
 
Review: Amazing XC tech trail. Challenging uphills, but the downhills are worth it. It will push you, and at the end you will feel great. I strongly recomend this trail.

Similar Trail: Moores Springs




Gramcounter

June 3, 2019
 
Review: very challenging....hardest part for me was between mile marker 4.0 & 4.5... was surprised when I see it here as "intermediate". took me almost 2 hours but it was my frst "real' ride this year




Gramcounter


March 21, 2019
 
Review: This place has a lot to offer for being a short drive from Winston Salem, Greensboro or High Point. An XC track, pump track, Super D course, rock gardens, "Little Pisgah", and a whole lot more. It is varied enough that multiple laps and crossings in different directions can be combined to get in extra mileage.

Similar Trail: KMBP




Granny Gear

June 11, 2018
Tye Cahoon Granny Gear  
 
Review: This would be my first time here and I love it. I only rode half the trail and the jump section but it's a blast. They have jumps that someone like me can actually hit. So far this and kernersville MTB Park are my favorites in the area followed by Salem lake. This place is definitely worth a ride.




Granny Gear

November 26, 2017
Ed Crosby Granny Gear  
 
Review: Tough trail.




Granny Gear

September 29, 2017
 
Review: Love this trail! It's not easy and probably not for beginners but if you want to get better it has everything that you could you could hope for. XC, downhill, jumps, berms all in a small area There are some serious climbs that will leave your legs screaming but when you get to the flowy parts you can lay off the brakes and its all worth it. "Little Pisgah" the black diamond area in the creek bed is a must. Looks sketchy but if you keep your speed up its actually a pretty smooth ride. Rock formations are really well made. Easily the toughest/funnest trail within a 50 mile radius.

Similar Trail: Wild Turkey, GSO




Bunny Hop

June 29, 2017
Ron Hobson Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I rate trails on how much fun I have riding them. I've ridden this trail a lot in my youth and race it quite a few times back in the day and I really never had too much fun on it. It is a very challenging trail for even the most fit cyclist. No matter how fit, even when I was running 10 miles and cycling 51 miles training when I was younger, this trail always beat the hell out of me. It's got some fun sections, but most of it is a torture trip. No way around it, you are forced to hammer on this one. In the mud it's absolutely horrible, even with a fat bike. Also, the mud stinks and you have to really scrub to get it off your equipment. That may have something to do with it being an old land fill. It's definitely up or down, not much in between. Very easy to over do it in the heat on this one too if you are not careful.




Granny Gear

March 25, 2017
 
Review: Great trail!!! Sooo much fun




Gramcounter

August 24, 2016
 
Review: This trail has it all! Starting out we rode some slick rock and sandy single track that set up the feel of flow that you'll experience throughout the rest of the about 6 miles of riding you'll get here. There some short punch climbs and sweet down hill to follow. Some cool views of a pond about 4 miles in. If I were a local this would be my go to course for everyday riding. Thanks to the volunteers who keep this trail in good riding condition!




Gnarly


July 5, 2016
PartsPProf Gnarly  
 
Review: Hobby is not for beginner riders. Some parts are difficult, but an intermediate rider can handle it, even if you have to walk your bike up some of the steeper, rockier climbs. Trail head is off the upper parking lot near the bulletin board. Quickly upon entering the trail, you'll have a choice to do XC to the left or Super D to the right. The XC is longer with some tough climbs and fun berms. If you take XC option to the left at the beginning, you'll still have a chance to switch onto Super D and do a shorter, more downhill ride. But XC is a major cardio workout if you take it the whole way. Super D is fun and quick with a few jumps and berms. Signage isn't great, but the Topo map on Singletracks allows you to see where you're at just fine. You can also stay oriented if you keep the remote-control flying field oriented to your ride, as the trail basically goes around the field and even cuts across the edges of it twice. I've only ever ridden this solo (without guides) and was able to figure things out after a few rides. There's an expert section called "Little Pisgah" that is a rock trail through a creek. It can be slick, but it's a good challenge. Fun little pump track off of the lower parking lot, too. The trails leading up to the pump track have a lot of jumps. Overall, great workout trail with lots of options. Being near the water treatment plant means the smells aren't so mountain fresh, but it's nothing unbearable.



Hobby Park MTB Trail 4.15 out of 5 based on 74 ratings. 74 user reviews.
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