Rocky Knob Park- Boone NC

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  • 05-04-2013
    Lule
    From NWS:

    * three to four inches of rain is possible along the crest of
    the Blue Ridge... with around two inches over the remainder of
    the associated counties.

    * While isolated flash flooding cannot be ruled out... the main
    threat will be flooding along creeks... streams and rivers.


    I suspect the festivities will be postponed.
  • 05-04-2013
    Bikesrock
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lule View Post

    I suspect the festivities will be postponed.

    They need to be held off until we can all get out and ride. Have a good time
  • 05-04-2013
    Muxherdlr
    I've looked around and can't find any info on rates for Rocky Knob. Anyone know or can direct me to a link?
  • 05-04-2013
    trap121
    Rocky Knob Park- Boone NC
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Muxherdlr View Post
    I've looked around and can't find any info on rates for Rocky Knob. Anyone know or can direct me to a link?

    It's free
  • 05-04-2013
    Muxherdlr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by trap121 View Post
    It's free

    Awesome!

    Thanks!
  • 05-04-2013
    chef7734
    This will be great. I am moving back to NC sometime in the near future. Moving to RDU area but a weekend drive would be great.
  • 05-05-2013
    Woodman
    Yup, ceremony is cancelled due to weather.
  • 05-05-2013
    Lule
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    Rider spotted at Rocky Knob Sunday afternoon...

    Attachment 796382
  • 05-17-2013
    2morrow
    what are the conditions like for this weekend?
  • 05-17-2013
    Lule
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2morrow View Post
    what are the conditions like for this weekend?

    Best time this weekend will be Saturday morning. After that, 70% chance of t-storms and roughly an inch of rain over the rest of the weekend and into next week.

    Leaves are coming out nicely making it beautiful outside.
  • 05-17-2013
    ncps
    It was great about an hour ago! T storm on it right now. I agree w/ Lyule's forecast, but it will be wet early. Radar check in the morning and you may get it in before the bigger stuff.
  • 06-01-2013
    2morrow
    Is the whole trail open or just parts? There was tape saying that one trail was closed and then a map showing a different part (the upper part) of the trail was closed. It was slightly confusing.
  • 06-01-2013
    Bikesrock
    It is all open and in great shape.
  • 06-01-2013
    2morrow
    I know the amount of work that went into the place was tremendous and this will seem nit picky but if it really is all open someone should update the signs/maps and pull down tape that says it's closed. There were two other guys there that 2+ hours specifically to ride the trail and were (as was I) frustrated to find that it appeared it wasn't actually all open. With that said, I still enjoyed my time there and thought the trails were excellent.
  • 06-01-2013
    Lule
    I left from there today at 4:45 and there was tape across the trail and a sign stating "trail closed" where Middle Earth exits the second skills area at the entrance to PBJ. I rode down PBJ to the powerline road and back up to where Middle Earth would cross over. BREMCO (The local electric provider) has been doing work there with heavy equipment and have marking flags all over the place. The trail from the second skills area has been covered with a mound of dirt and brush and is definitely not rideable.

    Beyond that point, I rode up to Boat Rock and then did the bailout before Ol' Hoss.

    After the construction/destruction of the top of the powerline road and Middle Earth intersection, I didn't encounter any more trail closures.

    2morrow, man I'm so sorry you didn't get to ride more. There really ought to be a sign at the second skills area describing the ride-around. Given the excellent park management, I suspect the tape and signs are reactionary to whatever BREMCO is doing as there may not be any communication from BREMCO.

    -Lule
  • 06-02-2013
    motomike
    They are building a cell tower in that spot. As Lule stated, I would ride down the first leg of the PBJ trail and turn left under the powerlines, or reverse the return trail from the first four PBJ jumps. Everything else in the park is good to go.

    Watch out for trucks/machines/etc on the road crossings on the PBJ trail!
  • 01-25-2014
    1-track-mind
    Any speculation on a 2014 opening date ?
  • 01-26-2014
    supercusty
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    Any speculation on a 2014 opening date ?

    Wow your "spelling" is really bad
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  • 01-26-2014
    JackFromNC
    Haw haw.
  • 01-26-2014
    mbmb65
    Rocky Knob Park- Boone NC
    Yep, drunk posting is rarely a good idea. It's like a one night stand: once you wake up, you're gonna regret it.
  • 01-26-2014
    Woodman
    Pretty hard to predict the length, severity and other factors related to winter weather, and thus hard to predict when the park might open (though I think it is open right now, but will close when the big thaw begins).

    Rocky Knob held up great though the summer/fall despite record rainfall for the area:
    Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park | Boone's Mountain Bike Park
  • 04-18-2014
    streamkeeper
    Here is my short clip of the Lower Branch trail.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qCQ03sOfhE

    Here is a new PBJ trail descent.

    PBJ Descent v2 - YouTube