• 02-15-2013
    kneetowaist
    After rain trail in Charlotte area
    Asheville has Dupont (Cedar Rock, High Rock), Wilmington has Brunswick Nature park and RDU has ..well, not really allowed to mention what they have:)
    All of the above are trails that can be ridden immediately after or shortly after rain as they drain well and/or have rocky/sandy terrain.
    I go to Charlotte often to visit family but have not yet encountered somewhere to ride after rain. Can anyone share some options? I know Sherman and Francis Beatty are out..
    Greatly appreciate it!
  • 02-15-2013
    Dirt Engineer
    The problem is you are comparing the mountains to the Piedmont. Unfortunately the soil geology differs greatly. Two trails that seem to do well in the area are Uhwarrie National Forest and Poston. Both are geologically similar in it's soil. Most of the other trails have a very high percentage of red clay which drains about as well as a sponge. :P
  • 02-15-2013
    Dresdenlock
    Tarheel TrailBlazers Charlotte's Premier Mountain Bike Club is prolly the best place to ask that question...the guys there are very helpful and can guide you to what you are looking for.
  • 02-15-2013
    jstuhlman
    poston. short drive west in lowell. do it.
  • 02-16-2013
    kneetowaist
    Poston.. I hav not heard on it but will check it ou for sure!
    I agree w the comment about piedmont. Mountains, RDU and wilmington
    All don't have charlottes red clay which is so in when dry but
    Slick and thick when wet.. Tx for all the replies !
  • 02-16-2013
    jstuhlman
    check here for poston: bikePASA