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    Most technhical, rocky trail in NC?

    looking for something with a lot of rock gardens, drops and other rough technical terrain, I know western nc is my best bet, but which trail?

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    Most technhical, rocky trail in NC?

    Greenslick in BC is the gnar. End of story.

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    Re: Most technhical, rocky trail in NC?

    Farlow Gap. Pilot Rock. Both require significant climbs to get to the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmcrisp View Post
    looking for something with a lot of rock gardens, drops and other rough technical terrain, I know western nc is my best bet, but which trail?
    I think the real story is you have been a member since 2011 and this was your first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    Farlow Gap. Pilot Rock. Both require significant climbs to get to the top.
    Yep. That should do it.

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    You can add Bennett Gap after 10/15. Scary steep in spots. But good fun after you get past the life-threatening parts.
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    "Old Hoss" at rocky Knob will definitely fit the bill for rocks and small drops.
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    Re: Most technhical, rocky trail in NC?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Greenslick in BC is the gnar. End of story.
    You forgot Explorer....
    He/she who works the trails does so in their own image.

    Speed just slows me down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bfluid View Post
    You forgot Explorer....
    You're right! And side hill. That stuff just rips!

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    Spencer Creek at night on a fixie..I was a witness watching Gabe Holguin clear it fixed!
    My fixed pucker pucked about 1/2 way down, Karl Lail pucker fixed about 3/4 way down but MR. Holguin never stopped turning the pedals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thadj View Post
    Spencer Creek at night on a fixie..I was a witness watching Gabe Holguin clear it fixed!
    My fixed pucker pucked about 1/2 way down, Karl Lail pucker fixed about 3/4 way down but MR. Holguin never stopped turning the pedals...
    Hell yeah.........that was the most technical midnight ride. Looking back and seeing lights way up in darkness after clearing EVERYTHING was cool........ready anytime to do that again!
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    leave NC...proceed directly to Windrock, TN. You're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    You're right! And side hill. That stuff just rips!
    You haven't hit anything if you don't tear up Boyd Branch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IoC View Post
    You haven't hit anything if you don't tear up Boyd Branch.
    I may be a wuss (OK - I am a wuss), but I have more fun on those fast non-technical downhills at Bent Creek than on something like Pilot, where I am worried the whole time that I might kill myself. To each his own.
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    Lot's of stuff off the beaten path in the Grandfather district that rivals anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    I may be a wuss (OK - I am a wuss), but I have more fun on those fast non-technical downhills at Bent Creek than on something like Pilot, where I am worried the whole time that I might kill myself. To each his own.
    Wasn't trying to knock anyone or say what's 'good' - just entering the game of "let's name the least technical trail in BC" section of the thread.

    FWIW, I don't enjoy things like Pilot either. My favorites are happy mediums like the far side of sidehill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar_Brad View Post
    Lot's of stuff off the beaten path in the Grandfather district that rivals anything.
    Well don't just tease us. Tell us where to find these trails.
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    Beehive farlow or persimmon everything else doesn't compare

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    Most technhical, rocky trail in NC?

    Quote Originally Posted by supercusty View Post
    Beehive farlow or persimmon everything else doesn't compare
    Doesn't compare to what?

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    To any other nc trail steep and rocky

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    don't forget YELLOW BUCK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Greenslick in BC is the gnar. End of story.
    Dude, stfu, you know DuPont is much more technical.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Beehive just got re worked by machines a few weeks ago. It is now called GL2...

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    Most technhical, rocky trail in NC?

    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Dude, stfu, you know DuPont is much more technical.
    What ever bro. H8rs gonna h8. You just stick to DuPont and leave the gnar gnar to me.

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    I seem to recall Kitzuma being incredibly rocky and technical.

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    The Black Mountain Ravine..
    it used to be a trail but is now a ravine, or deep ditch,or the beginnings of a canyon.
    It was getting pretty blown out way before this summers downpours but is now a real deep ditch.
    Just get in the center of the ravine and have at it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    What ever bro. H8rs gonna h8. You just stick to DuPont and leave the gnar gnar to me.
    Whatever dude, obviously you can't handle the D-Pont.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Doesn't BC mean Beginner Center?
    He/she who works the trails does so in their own image.

    Speed just slows me down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgbox View Post
    I seem to recall Kitzuma being incredibly rocky and technical.
    Not so much these days.

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    I'd echo the Grandfather District. I walked a lot of Farlow last time I rode it. Bennett is always good for a pucker. The last 30 feet of Heartbreak is pretty steep. There are others, but not to be mentioned, they don't actually exist.
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    Farlow and Pilot as far as the Brevard area Pisgah stuff
    Bennet Gap, but only technical for a short section.

    Pilot is nice because you get to ride Laurel mountain first and that is a great trail
    Farlow is meaner than pilot, IMO, and then you get ride down the rocky side of Daniel which is one of my favs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plume View Post
    Not so much these days.
    That's for sure. Except for having to sit down and have a hissy fit over getting stung, I don't think I got off on Kitsuma. And I mostly suck. It's a shame...that initial climb w/ the switchbacks used to be a real challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plume View Post
    Not so much these days.
    Hmm Last time I went up there was about 13 years ago... It was rocky as hell. Time changes things i guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    Well don't just tease us. Tell us where to find these trails.
    I would if they were on the map.You are welcome to come ride anytime though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obieone View Post
    Beehive just got re worked by machines a few weeks ago.
    Ugg, Is this true? Now that the bike parks are closed been hoping to get back there for the gnar fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgbox View Post
    Hmm Last time I went up there was about 13 years ago... It was rocky as hell. Time changes things i guess.
    a few re-routes and some machine work really leveled a lot of it. The former trail was really hard to clean going up, now it's actually pretty easy. I've never loved the trail tbh but that's mainly because it's only pavement back to the car. The new DH is still good but there's better bang for the buck especially if I'm driving out that way.
    My one says BRAP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by obieone View Post
    beehive just got re worked by machines a few weeks ago. It is now called gl2...
    nice troll bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    Farlow and Pilot as far as the Brevard area Pisgah stuff
    Bennet Gap, but only technical for a short section.

    Pilot is nice because you get to ride Laurel mountain first and that is a great trail
    Farlow is meaner than pilot, IMO, and then you get ride down the rocky side of Daniel which is one of my favs.
    Ur talking serious NAR Brah!!

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    What about uphill gnar? No one I know of is riding up Farlow, pushing maybe. Not really talking about pure trials riding or never ending climbs either. I am talking about technical rocky, rooty gnar that if you clean it you feel like a super hero.

    If you can clean all of Laurel Mtn , minus the one hike-a-bike, you have some mad tech skills, IMHO.

    What are your favorite gnar climbs?
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    Start at Presely gap (top of Maxwell cove),
    right on black mountain up to the top of Hickory knob
    That climb will tax your technical skills being steep, rocky and rooty

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    Beehive and Farlow are my votes. Riding those in November when they are totally covered in leaves is a great time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercusty View Post
    Beehive farlow or persimmon everything else doesn't compare
    what is persimmon like? ive ridden a lot in that area (assuming its near beehive, grag prong, rasberry, etc...)

    I have to say I find it funny that people act like the secret trails up there are so hush hush they cant be mentioned online. this little forum isnt exactly being patrolled by local authorities, and its basically a free for all up there anyways. its also not like hordes of people are going to read this and ruin those trails

    i used to live in California and its crazy how even at a crowded day at dupont (judging by the parking lot) i usually only actually cross paths with a few other people while actually on the trails...so nice

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    Kong Trail off of Greentown Plunge if you must know. There's the name, and what trail it is off of...the rest is up to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carverboy View Post
    "Old Hoss" at rocky Knob will definitely fit the bill for rocks and small drops.
    I'm really hoping that this was written sarcastically.
    I just went there for the first time, based on a lot of info I'd read and heard about Rocky Knob including your post. Seemed like it was going to be a pretty sick bit of technical trail riding.
    Turns out Rocky Knob is a fine trail that's had a ton of money poured into it, making for a really nice local trail for the folks of Boone. They've done a great job of fitting a lot of quality trail into a relatively small plot of land.
    But, please don't let anyone get the mis-impression that Rocky Knob is very technical. It just isn't.
    That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    I'm really hoping that this was written sarcastically.
    I just went there for the first time, based on a lot of info I'd read and heard about Rocky Knob including your post. Seemed like it was going to be a pretty sick bit of technical trail riding.
    Turns out Rocky Knob is a fine trail that's had a ton of money poured into it, making for a really nice local trail for the folks of Boone. They've done a great job of fitting a lot of quality trail into a relatively small plot of land.
    But, please don't let anyone get the mis-impression that Rocky Knob is very technical. It just isn't.
    That is all.
    I call any place with a good chance of busting bike/@ss technical. Between the features and jumps not to mention high speed rock gardens it counts for me. I usually do two laps of Rocky knob and feel fairly beat up from those rocks. Generally my idea of a ride starts at 12-20 miles But everyone has there own definition of Tech its pretty much a hopeless term just like All Mtn here on the inter web.
    But then again Ive only been riding MTB for 24 years what the hell do I know
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    The top of Bee Mtn....people will die.

    Oh yeah Pinch-in if you really feel like dying (not joking...don't really attempt this)

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    bee mountain on a HT ftw....pinch in if you want to die. zod has pre-planned gravesites all picked out.

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    Its not supper gnar gnar, but going UP Pilot and going DOWN Laurel is a blast. Its a 45 minute suffer-fest going up, but going down Laurel is the sh|t. Some great technical sections there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by plume View Post
    a few re-routes and some machine work really leveled a lot of it. The former trail was really hard to clean going up, now it's actually pretty easy. I've never loved the trail tbh but that's mainly because it's only pavement back to the car. The new DH is still good but there's better bang for the buck especially if I'm driving out that way.
    I missed your comment when I first checked this thread. What's better than kitsuma near kitsuma?

    Obviously not the place to scratch the gnar itch but one of my favorites and fun on lot of different types of bikes

    It is my favorite buffed out roller coaster trail in the region. If you want to go fast and turn I can't think of a more fun place

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingrob View Post
    Its not supper gnar gnar, but going UP Pilot and going DOWN Laurel is a blast. Its a 45 minute suffer-fest going up, but going down Laurel is the sh|t. Some great technical sections there...
    Terrible idea... going down Laurel is incredibly lame apart from the first very short section. The rest is uphill downhill if you know what I mean.

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