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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,830/ -1,531 ft
Total: 250 riders

Mountain Biking Hobby Park

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#39 of 546 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#798 in the world

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.

First added by alvin.santoy on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From I-40 towards Winston Salem take the Stratford Road exit just past Hanes Mall. Go South towards Clemmons and turn left onto Clemmonsville Road. After 2-3 miles, you will see Hobby Park on the left.
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Rider questions

Q: what does "DH" signs mean?
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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  • double_ewe

    Good trail for training, with some new additions that have made it a little more fun as well.

    Definitely still a slug-fest, with short, challenging climbs outweighing the flow you get on the other side. But there are still a couple places where you can pick up some speed. And the technical and aerobic challenges are a great workout and great prep for trails further west. Special shoutout to Little Pisgah, which definitely amps up the gnar and the consequences.

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  • eddyz9   ✓ supporter

    Trail has been re-routed a bit due to property issues and a new bridge over a soggy area was completed 10 April 2021. Come break it in! https://www.facebook.com/FORBAForsyth/posts/4051871431501402?notif_id=1618101834303317&notif_t=page_post_reaction&ref=notif

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  • Kingtchalla

    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.

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  • kathleen l lynch

    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

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  • Cole_Walker

    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.

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  • Tye Cahoon

    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.

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  • lebaron1986

    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.

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  • Ron Hobson

    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.

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  • rsmtnbiker29

    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!

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  • PartsPProf

    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.

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  • maevans

    A lot of trails to ride, but the aren't marked well at all, it is hard to ride all of it since the marking isn't there.

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  • YETI26

    Trail is poorly marked especially the back half. Lots of short cuts and bail outs. Can be hard finding the full 7 mile route.

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  • RidingPastor

    this trail was a lot more fun that I thought it would be. I had heard it was rooty but it was anything but rooty. It was fun and I really enjoyed the Super D trail. my first downhill experience so fast and flowy

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  • trakes94

    Tried this trail out for the first time today and I got to say it was great! There's not many trails around here that I know if that has some good jumps, and fast flowy singletrack. Also has a pretty cool looking pump track that I didn't get the chance to try. But i hope to try it next time!

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  • eddyz9   ✓ supporter

    A nice ride in the woods by ponds and along a creek. Good alternation of flowing with not-terribly-long but steepish climbs. Then there's a fun little pump track to enjoy before or after the main trail. Just remember it's BYOW, Bring Your Own Water, 'cause there's no potable water available.

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  • tom mayer

    Was a fun! The ride was not to long & not extremely crazy, although there are some obstacles if you choose that are. Ride the XC arrows so don't know what the other parts are like. Had a lot of fun & if we get the job my boss sent me to Winston Salem to look at I will be riding this one tons.

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  • [email protected]

    One of the best trails in the area nice flow, steep climbs, a good mix to keep you focused. Good for intermediate riders.

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  • ABrackney

    Most advanced trail in ws area. The first few miles are a great workout.

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