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    Rocky Knob vs. Beech Mountain?

    Hey all, I'm heading to West NC next week and have a day to get some riding in. It looks like these two parks are the closest to where I'll be staying. I was wondering which one you guys would recommend? I know lift assisted DH vs. single track are two different beasts but I'd still like to get some opinions on them.

    My concern with Beech is that it looks pretty rough and rocky. I'm riding a 150/145 front/rear travel bike (Devinci Dixon) so I think I might be limited in hitting the harder trails there. However, it being lift assisted means I can probably get more overall riding in.

    Rocky Knob looks a little smoother and sounds like it has some cool skinnies and tech stuff which I like but it sounds like you have to pedal to the top. My cardio isn't the best so I worry about getting too worn out climbing to ride all day.

    I generally prefer flowier trails, slower speed tech stuff like skinnies and rock gardens, and can hit small to medium jumps,

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    Beech is closed for the season.

    Rocky Knob is a blast, the climb can be a bit rough near the top but you can take your time and still enjoy it, especially if you can find someone to ride with. I didn't find it particularly steep, but the rock gardens and such make the climb a bit more challenging than the grade would indicate.

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    You will enjoy Rocky Knob. There is a little bit of everything. Windrock and Bailey mtn will be the only close dh parks until Beech summer season.

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    I rode Rocky Knob and had a hell of a time. PBJ is a awesome section!

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