Wilson Ridge - Schoolhouse Ridge Loop

Morganton, North Carolina

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This is a true Jekyll and Hyde ride. Wilson Ridge is a cultured sort of trail, a smooth, dirt-faced roller coaster for most of its length, with whoops and jumps to delight even the most jaded bike pilot; the locals lovingly refer to this section of trail as 21 Jumps. Schoolhouse Ridge, however, is its homicidal, crackhead cousin. Blind turns through the mountain laurel suddenly drop you into 4-foot erosion gullies, ravines, and packs of sick root drops that would like nothing more than to break your bones. It’s a sadistic piece of riding. Put the two together, and you’ve got something to alternately delight and terrify just about anyone. Tread: 8.3 miles of singletrack; 5.3 miles of gravel road.
Mountain Biking North Carolina

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Mountain Biking North Carolina

by Timm Muth (Falcon Guides)

This is a true Jekyll and Hyde ride. Wilson Ridge is a cultured sort of trail, a smooth, dirt-faced roller coaster for most of its length, with whoops and jumps to delight even the most jaded bike pilot; the locals lovingly refer to this section of trail as 21 Jumps. Schoolhouse Ridge, however, is its homicidal, crackhead cousin.

Blind turns through the mountain laurel suddenly drop you into 4-foot erosion gullies, ravines, and packs of sick root drops that would like nothing more than to break your bones. It’s a sadistic piece of riding. Put the two together, and you’ve got something to alternately delight and terrify just about anyone. Tread: 8.3 miles of singletrack; 5.3 miles of gravel road.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Morganton
Distance: 13.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2 to 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 2,600 feet
Top Elevation: 2,600 feet
Local Contacts: Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Ranger District (704) 652-2144
Local Maps: USGS Globe; USDA Forest Service Wilson Creek Area Trail Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Wilson Ridge - Schoolhouse Ridge Loop

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