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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4.7 mi (7.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +53/ -52 ft
Total: 77 riders

Mountain Biking Monbo Loop

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#72 of 542 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#1,404 in the world

Great flow...beginner to intermediate loop.

First added by jbsmith on Aug 18, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Park in the front parking lot labeled for mountain bikes. Ride your bike out of the parking lot and go left. Once you cross over the bridge, the entrance for Monbo is on the right.
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  • Emuniz8913

    This trail is a lot of fun. Definitely not a good idea for beginners as the first part is mostly up hill. I was so tired at the end that I really couldn't enjoy the down hill because I underestimated it. Lots of fun if you can handle it.

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  • Jason Thomas

    Great trial for the newer single track rider. I found it to be a bit easy. However, my wife, who is new to MTB loved it. It's around 7 miles, so the distance could be a challenge for the absolute beginner. Rolling hills, minimal roots/rocks/sand.

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  • gimmefuel

    This trail is AWESOME!! Rode it today and then turned around and rode it again!! Ended up being 12 miles but it was fun as hell. I could have done it a third time! Fun trail, awesome speed and some great drops and hills. The scenery and foliage was just spectacular too. Lovely lovely trail. Just go ride it. :)

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  • Joel DH

    This trail is my least favorite in Lake Norman. It is inferior to all of the other loops in the Itusi network, and it is not very technically difficult. I'd rate it beginner, though you can generate enough speed in some sections to make it more interesting.

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  • scubasteven74

    Trail is fast and smooth these days. Make sure you are riding clockwise for 2016, be nice to the hikers and let it rip!

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  • *****

    Great trail on Even years where its mostly down hill with moderate up hill sections lots of ruts and windy sections

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  • jclloyd

    Good flowing trail. Lower intermediate to high beginner style trail. Does have some wrenching climbs but you are rewarded with some awesome downhill bombs.

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  • flatire55

    A very good beginner trail.

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  • [email protected]

    Excellent single track. I was hesitant on how to rate this trail on difficulty because it switches direction each year. If you ride the trail clockwise it's a flowly downhill dream for the most part with a few moderate climbs. Well groomed, minimal rocks and you can definately pick up speed laying off the brakes and staying off your saddle.
    Riding counter clockwise (this years current direction) you're climbing those downhill so it's more technical. There are some great flow sections too and if I were in better shape there'd probably be more. Great job to the trail blazers for making such a clean technical awesome trail btw!

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  • JBX

    Super flow, fun downhills
    The best trail at LNSP.

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