Level: Expert
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking The Nationals Downhill Course

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#229 of 538 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#5,564 in the world

This is the top to bottom singletrack downhill run, and the main trail at sugar mountain. It is highly technical with tons of rocks, roots, drops, steep trail, and some jumps. Don't expect any smooth berms or big jumps though! The coolest feature is a big 25-30 foot tall rock/cliff that you ride down.

First added by Greg Heil on Sep 6, 2010. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: yes
  • 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
From I-40, Take Exit 103 US-64 toward Morganton/Rutherfordton. Turn RIGHT onto BURKEMONT AVE / US-64(go 0.6mi). Turn LEFT onto US-70 / W FLEMING DR / US-64 BYP. Continue to follow US-64 BYP(go 2.2 mi). Turn LEFT onto N GREEN ST / NC-181. Continue to follow NC-181(go 28.7 mi). Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto US-221 / NC-181(go 2.9 mi). Turn RIGHT onto NEWLAND HWY / US-221(go 0.6 mi). Turn LEFT onto NC-105(go 4.0 mi). Turn LEFT onto TYNECASTLE HWY / NC-184(go 2 mi). Look for "Sugar Mountain" sign(on left) - Turn LEFT on Sugar Mountain Dr. Follow up to the lodge and park. Trail maps are located in a black, marked mailbox at the base of the Flying Mile slope.
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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Super gnarly! Definitely a double black diamond rating. Bring your suspension, full face helmet, and balls.

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