Southwest District Trail

3.50 out of 5
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↑ 100 ft
↓ 100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Easy trail great for beginners. No technical challenge. Basically, it's a short, rolling
trail that is fun.
added by eastwoodSingletrack
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  wheelzbestoked   on Sep 24, 2019
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  Dan Zaccardelli   on Dec 12, 2017
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Reviews (4)

Granny Gear

April 22, 2017
SupaS14 Granny Gear  
Review: Not a bad trail.. Lots of roots and small hills.. Close to a bad neighborhood tho.

Granny Gear

June 29, 2016
drsleep Granny Gear  
Review: Legit bike trail close to the center of the city. I cleared the cobwebs off of it the other day and the place was basically abandoned, which is a real shame because it's a good ride. This trail is not a huge challenge but don't show up thinking that it's a greenway, you could potentially take a fall down a pretty good hill if you lose it. Lots of turns, no air though there is a ramp at the end of a long run. There are a few other features, most notably a skinny bridge built over a fallen tree that's got a dodge path running along the side of it. Some effort has obviously been made to keep this a beginner trail. The hairiest part of the whole thing is the approach, decreasing radius downhill turn covered in large, loose rocks. The trailhead itself is also hard to find. There's a wooden pole off to one side of the parking lot in front of the Southwest rec center, and what looks like an erosion ditch leading down into the woods. That's it, I promise.

About halfway through the trail there's a turn-off for a half-mile loop that's marked as intermediate difficulty (The Tamale Loop). It's nice and fast with some dramatic drops that won't test your technical skills so much as your nerve. If you're comfortable with the main trail I definitely recommend the Tamale.

Addendum: Went back a few weeks later and a sign had been added to the pole at the trailhead, much less cryptic now.

Bunny Hop

November 11, 2013
Review: Great beginner leve trail. Fast and smooth. Needs some work. It is under-used and overgrown a bit.


October 11, 2012
eastwood Singletrack  
Review: CLeared some down trees and limbs. Built an up and over for a tree that hanging a couple inches across the trail. Fun little trail... a little more traffic and it would be in super shape. Reminded me of the easy fast trails up at Lake Norman

Southwest District Trail MTB Trail 3.50 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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