Level: Beginner
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking South Fork River Trail

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#315 of 538 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#10,468 in the world

-Extremely easy, -Short, -Minimal elevation change, -Great for kids, -Scenic, -Two entry locations (only 1 has parking)

The South Fork River trail is a 2 mile natural surface trail adjacent to the South Fork of the Catawba River and suitable for hiking and mountain biking. This is an out-and-back trail, totaling 4 miles round trip. Heading north from the trailhead, the trail sneaks under the I-85 bridge and quickly meanders through a quiet section of woods along the river. The trail is marked at the 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mile points, ending near the cul-de-sac of a residential neighborhood. While no parking is available at this end of the trail, there is pedestrian access for neighborhood residents. The land surrounding this trail is on the Pharr Yarns Preserve, a 94.8-acre preserve protected through the Catawba lands Conservancy.

First added by crankspleenless on Sep 15, 2019. Last updated May 21, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
119 Willow Drive, McAdenville, NC 28101 Almost directly under I-85 in McAdenville, NC as it goes over the South Fork River. Parking is next to the McAdenville Sports Club building and the R.Y. McAden River Access.
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(on Jan 1, 1970)
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  • crankspleenless

    It's a Carolina Thread Trail. It's short and easy. Good easy workout if you run it a couple of times. Not usually busy.

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