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    Any trails in the Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Bat Cave area?

    I'm not aware of any but living only 5 miles from Bat Cave it would be convenient for an after work quicky.
    Anybody know if anything exists?

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    Lake Lure has a trail system, I believe opened last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNCGoater View Post
    Here's a map/GPX if you're interested. It's an interesting trail.

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    Wow - 1,300' of elevation gain in 3 1/2 miles is pretty serious climbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    Wow - 1,300' of elevation gain in 3 1/2 miles is pretty serious climbing.
    I'd take that with a grain of salt, because GPS and all. But it's considerably more than the overall 600' in total elevation gain due to all the ups-and-downs they've built in.

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    Yeah, I would think that is the overall elevation uphill sections. The loop is 3 1/2 miles and I believe they say there is a 600 foot gain from trailhead to top. I ride a 16+ mile loop at my house and the elevation "gain" is 1299 feet. But I start at 2840 ft and the lowest point is 2165 so the actual elevation difference is less than 800'.

    At least that's what I think. Hiking a 1300 ft. difference in 3 miles would be a climb! I don't want to do that on a bike!

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    Elevation graph

    From the GPS elevation profile, the climbing looks reasonable to me.
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    I think it would be a pretty good huff up the mountain but the site notes that it isnt very technical. When I get a chance to get down there and try it I'll report back.

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