Yancy Ridge

Linville, North Carolina

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Perhaps the best ride in the Wilson Creek area is this eight-mile-plus doubletrack loop. But don't let the doubletrack tag fool you. It's not smooth and well maintained. Big rocks and ruts in the road are waiting to upset the inattentive biker. Coupled with the speed gained on the downhill, Yancey Ridge has all the features of the classic mountain bike experience: scenery, taxing climbs, technical sections, and a jowl-flapping fast downhill.

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"Perhaps the best ride in the Wilson Creek area is this eight-mile-plus doubletrack loop. But don't let the doubletrack tag fool you. It's not smooth and well maintained. Big rocks and ruts in the road are waiting to upset the inattentive biker.

Coupled with the speed gained on the downhill, Yancey Ridge has all the features of the classic mountain bike experience: scenery, taxing climbs, technical sections, and a jowl-flapping fast downhill."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Linville
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: Year-round.
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 Yancy Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

7/18/2002
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This is what you get if you can't find your way to Long Yancey. We started up this in November of last year on a drizzly, foggy day. You have a heinous climb on a very rocky forest road for the first 3-4 miles. You then top out and have the choice of going down the the other side of the road (going straight) or taking a left. The trail to the left is double track. You climb for just a few hundred feet and then start to descend. I think Long Yancey is somewhere around here, but we could not find it. We continued down Short Yancey which is basically just double track. Ya it can be fast in places, but really quite the let down. Watch out for hug mud pits, car size. Also watch out for hunters. Before doing any of this stuff in and around Boone, go to a bike shop and ask the locals for SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS, or else your going to be disappointed.



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