Schoolhouse Ridge

Linville, North Carolina

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This ten-mile loop uses a two-and-a-half-mile section of singletrack to connect two gravel roads near the Mortimer Campground. The singletrack was originally designed with hikers in mind, and some of the steeper sections, which lose 600 feet in little over a half mile, provides plenty of challenge. Switchbacks had been put in place around the worst of the washouts and ruts.
Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains

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Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains

by Steve Jones (Menasha Ridge Press)

This ten-mile loop uses a two-and-a-half-mile section of singletrack to connect two gravel roads near the Mortimer Campground.

The singletrack was originally designed with hikers in mind, and some of the steeper sections, which lose 600 feet in little over a half mile, provides plenty of challenge. Switchbacks had been put in place around the worst of the washouts and ruts.

©  Steve Jones/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Linville
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Stay off the trail during wet weather and during hunting season.
Local Contacts: Grandfather Ranger District, 828-652-2144.
Local Maps: Pisgah National -- Grandfather, Toecane, and French Broad Ranger Districts Map; Wilson Creek Area Trail Map; and High Country's map from Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Driving Directions: Directions to Schoolhouse Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

2/10/2007
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Schoolhouse Ridge linked with Thorps creek trail makes for an excellent day loop hike or technical bike ride just two hours from Charlotte. The trails combines a decent workout, some limited ridge mountain views, and a fun traverse along Thorps creek valley. In fact, Thorps creek trail will provide the hiker/biker with a stunning waterfall, several creek crosses, and many photo opportunities. Starting from Mortimer campground, one can begin on either trail. Both trails are about 2-2.5 miles and end on Schoolhouse Road. Use the gravel road to connect the trails. The trails are separated by about one half mile with Schoolhouse to the NNW and Thorps to the SSE.



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