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Level: Advanced
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +224/ -204 ft
Total: 50 riders

Mountain Biking Rocky Branch Trail

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#42 of 544 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#855 in the world

Lots of rolling terrain with a long, steep, power line climb on the west side. 2 creeks with 6 bridges and 1 creek crossing. Dense forest with lots of shade. Lots of wildlife; deer, owls, hawks, raccoons, and an active beaver dam. Rides well even in wet weather. 5 blocks from downtown. Fun ride and good cardio workout.

First added by on Nov 24, 2014. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
221 W. Woodrow Ave. Belmont, NC

To get to Rocky Branch Park, turn west onto Woodrow Avenue from Central Avenue or Main Street. The park will be at the end of the street, at the intersection with Sacco Street. The park is located 1/2 mile from the downtown business district, so you can park downtown and walk, run, or cycle to the park and then enjoy shopping and restaurants when you return.
More info: http://rockybranchpark.org
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  • DirtMcGirt

    Narrow & tight when considering the roots n rocks. Not a beginners trail (hazardous roots/rocks). A lil reminiscent of BYT Back Yard. If you can build up speed from 7-10 to 15 mph in 15-20ft & them slam on breaks to make next turn then the JUMPS are for you... landed in rock garden/old creek bottom on first jump in woods'???? fun trail if u pace your self to the flow. H8 this trail on hardtail, but those days are gone.

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  • Lizwarlick

    Fun trail. Lots of switchbacks, punchy climbs and technical sections. Not a beginner trail.

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  • Collin Buth

    fun trail system. good use of land. seems like a lot of work going into it. my only complaint was the trails were almost over marked. had to stop and read trails too much.

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  • ddd8896

    Fun trail, has a little bit of everything. Some good flowing sections and some tight technical sections. A good climb and a really steep drop too. The scenery is great, jumps are spread here and there throughout. The trail is well marked and offers shortcuts and exits if needed. Also most of the difficult obstacles offer an easier way around if needed. Much fun, will be back soon!

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  • oohoo

    Tight and twisty, some good short punchy climbs and some jumps tossed in. Right down the street from South Main Cycles who have a bar, great people!

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