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    Chimney Rock

    I hear that we are getting some official mtb trails in the Chimney Rock area.

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    Ok.

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    Can you take the elevator to the top with your bike?

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    Would be awesome.

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    I heard they are going to develop the property around "worlds edge". Would be awesome,but since its a state park,I'm sure they will charge a fee...... With all the great riding in this area,they better have something awesome....

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    Does anyone have any concrete info on this? Very interested...i'll do some googling right quick like.

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    Nice! Looks like some mileage north of Rumbling Bald mtn. Check page 2 of the Chimney Rock master plan. Later in the document, it says "a minimum 10-mile network..."

    http://www.ncparks.gov/About/plans/m...hro/ex_sum.pdf

    Awesome! Maybe one day Chimney Rock SP will be a sweet climb/bike weekend destination.

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    Trails are being constructed by the Town of Lake Lure to the north of the lake and Rumbling Bald. An initial 5 miles will be designed and built by Trail Dynamics in spring of 2013. Plans are to extend the system to 20+ miles as grants and volunteers can support. The World's Edge area? A future possibility, depending on the State Park. The intent is definitely to develop the area as a multi-day destination for riding, climbing, bouldering, paddling...

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    This would be a huge boom in the economy for Lake Lure/Chimney Rock/Bat Cave
    I look forward to seeing what happens. Post up volunteer opportunities. I am sure many would love to help including myself.

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    I would volunteer as well. I am excited to get some trails close to home.

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    Any parts of these trails open yet? Am staying in Lake Lure this week and would love to get some nearby riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numb Bum View Post
    Any parts of these trails open yet? Am staying in Lake Lure this week and would love to get some nearby riding.

    Thanks.
    Had not heard a word about it again since this post ended 5 months ago.
    Some good boldering fields out there though if you are in to climbing.

    Good news is both Bent Creek and DuPont are each only a little over 30 min away.
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    Re: Chimney Rock

    Quote Originally Posted by cbraund View Post
    Trails are being constructed by the Town of Lake Lure to the north of the lake and Rumbling Bald. An initial 5 miles will be designed and built by Trail Dynamics in spring of 2013. Plans are to extend the system to 20+ miles as grants and volunteers can support. ..
    Word is that the Rumbling Bald project was rolling right along. Then DENR made them permit the stream crossings. Maybe they will get started turning dirt this fall.
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    Unearthing this thread...any news on the State Park trails? I haven't made it to Buffalo Creek yet but I've heard good things. Still only a few miles there yeah?

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    Buffalo Creek Park still has just a few miles, probably closer to four miles now with a small extension off the highest point of the loop. There are plans to build a trail from there on up to Eagle Rock, but that will be a very challenging project and will take some time.

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    ^^^ cool thanks Mike. Eagle Rock is in the state park right? I guess are the 20 or so miles slated for the park in the Master Plan still a thing? Just pushed back on the schedule? I hope so. Such good terrain around there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmscheip View Post
    ^^^ cool thanks Mike. Eagle Rock is in the state park right? I guess are the 20 or so miles slated for the park in the Master Plan still a thing? Just pushed back on the schedule? I hope so. Such good terrain around there.
    Not sure on the details of the master plan, but yeah the terrain is incredible around there. Designing trail has been very challenging for us due to running across unbuildable terrain in certain places. Very cool though that's for sure!

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