Rocky Knob Park

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7.0
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↑ 800 ft
↓ 900 ft
3,303
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Trail Description
About this trail
Rocky Knob is a 185-acre mountain bike park in Boone, NC. The mountain hosts about 8 miles of mountain bike trails rated intermediate to advanced. There are no true beginner trails here.
The trails feature rowdy, rocky singletrack cutting through rhododendron thickets and scenic Appalachian forest. The climb is intense, technically challenging and ROCKY but the descent is well worth it.
The park also features three skills areas, ranging from beginner to advanced, and the PBJ, an advanced skills downhill jump trail. The trailhead features an adventure playground, shelter and picnic areas. Flush toilets are under construction as of may 2014.
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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: Can one rent a bile? -Guest

A: Yes. Rentals are available from the local bike shops a few miles away: Boone Bike & Touring or Magic Cycles.

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Q: Is the trail back open for 2016 -Guest

A: The park is now open year round, although the trails will close periodically when muddy.

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Reviews (42)
 

Granny Gear

October 25, 2018
jlbiker Granny Gear  
 
Review: More rocks than I'm used to on city trails in Charlotte, but once I got used to the rock gardens it was a great ride! Will be back!

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Granny Gear

September 15, 2018
SapperMain Granny Gear  
 
Review: I love this trail. I think it has a little bit of everything for riders of all skill levels. Rocks, jumps, drops climbs and flow. Progress or learn to jump on PBJ, send it down Ol' Hoss and Boat Rock, or take the Rocky Branch Loop for a comparatively easier ride. However, the newest addition to the trail has recently opened. It is a double black diamond call Black Forest (it has an upper and a lower section with the upper being far more difficult than the lower). It has load of chunk, gnar, drops, and jumps. Not for the faint of heart, so pick your lines wisely. Unless you're an expert, I don't recommend riding it blind the first time through. The Black Forest Upper entrance can be found at the top of Ol' Hoss. You won't regret it.

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Granny Gear

January 22, 2018
 
Review: This is a great place to ride. When I leave this place, I am already looking forward to my return.

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Granny Gear

November 29, 2017
Adam Sill Granny Gear  
 
Review: Amazing MTB park. The trail starts off with a fair amount of climbing which is to be expected but once you reach the top of the Ol' Hoss trail it really opens up and gets wild. Nothing is too difficult and the PBJ downhill section is the most fun I've ever ridden. Very well put together and a blast to ride all the way through with some pretty scenery.

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Granny Gear

August 10, 2017
JJ4Sylvan Granny Gear  
 
Review: I really liked this trail but there are some parts that are uphill and difficult for some mtb riders. I will be sure to come back again though!

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Granny Gear

May 30, 2017
Kvnm109 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Memorable Memorial day! This trail system is amazing! We did the intermediate portion (roughly 1.6 mi) and the first .75mi for us flat lander's was a bit tiring but the downhill back down was the best trail I've been on yet! It made my wife excited about mountain biking and I couldn't ask for anything more than that! Big thanks to Magic Cycles for getting us set up with two FS bikes to tackle these trails! We already are planning to come back!

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Granny Gear

July 10, 2016
sharps Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome, well maintained trail - nice climbs, sweet downhill. Pump track has the best views in the state !

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Granny Gear

June 4, 2016
JMC203 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Overall, this is a very well done trail system. The trails are marked with maps at every intersection and the trail workers are constantly up keeping and making improvements. It can be a tough climb to the top, but it's broken up by scattered skills areas. The rocks were a bit rough on my hard tail, so I stuck to riding the smoother downhill run. The PBJ trail was my first time riding true downhill, and it definitely did not disappoint. It's a flowy run that consists of switchbacks with large berms, that are broken up by a few medium-large box jumps each pass, as well as a few rocky areas and a rocky 4 foot drop (which is avoidable). If you are looking for a fast way to the top of PBJ, there is a service road under the power lines that can be accessed by a path at the far end of the parking lot. Follow the path under the lines and keep going until you see the road on your left. Follow the road until you see the PBJ trail cross near the top, then cut into the woods on the uppermost trail crossing. Both the path and the road are too steep and loose to ride up, but it gets you there significantly faster than the trials do. Definitely a place to check out if you are in the area.

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Gnarly

April 9, 2016
 
Review: I wish I could ride here every day. The climb to the top is long but the down is well worth it. The 'skills area/pump track' is fun too!

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Gnarly

April 8, 2016
 
Review: SO FUN!

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Rocky Knob Park MTB Trail 4.69 out of 5 based on 42 ratings. 42 user reviews.
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