Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Elevation: +571/529 ft
Total: 88 riders
Mountain Biking Rocky River Trail
#214 of 534 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#8108 in the world
Used to be just called Steve's (land owner and trail builder). Parking is signed and on your left right when you pull in. Trailhead is up the gravel road a bit, marked by a yellow sign right after a Plymouth GTX on your right.
Switchbacks galore, offering twisting singletrack up and down the elevation. A good portion of trail is off camber with some roots thrown in there for good measure. Three major climbs (Gorge, No Name, Stairway to Heaven) which aren't afraid to attack the steep features of the elevation, River Climb is a warm up compared. You can find some speed here, but it offers more to handling and climbing, so bring your legs and lungs for this one. Great singletrack, nothing sanitized here.
First added by eastwood on May 2, 2020. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
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From Charlotte take N Carolina 27 E/Hwy 27 E/Albemarle Rd crossing over 485. Just short of 5 miles turn left onto Flowes Store Rd. Follow for about 4.5 miles and take a right onto Parks Lafferty Rd. Address is 2575 Parks Lafferty Rd and will be on your left 1.2 miles down the road. On your right will be a green mailbox with a bicycle wheel hanging against it.