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Big Lake Trail
AKA: Lake Loop off of the Sherman Branch Main Trail Near Mint Hill, North Carolina
Sherman Branch
A twisty-turny singletrack loop with plenty of features close to Charlotte. Near Mint Hill, North Carolina
Main Loop
Fast, flowing singletrack with tons of berms and man-made obstacles to make it interesting. Near Mint Hill, North Carolina
Rocky River
A hand built masterpiece and the toughest climbs the Charlotte area has to offer. Near Harrisburg, North Carolina
River Loop
The River Loop is the medium difficulty trail of the Tanglewood Park system. Near Bermuda Run, North Carolina
Tanglewood Park
A great local ride. Major improvements have been made in the last few years. Near Bermuda Run, North Carolina
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Fairly accessible 15" boulders along the Robbins Branch Creek Trailhead inside the Birkhead Wilderness/Uwharrie National Forest. There are several moderate routes up nice granite that is surprisingly free of surrounding vegetation. Moves tend to be delicate friction steps, don't come expecting juggy overhands here.

Getting There 

Coming from Asheboro, take Lassiter Mill Road south into Birkhead Mountains Wilderness. About 4 miles past the National Forest sign, turn onto a dirt road that is marked Robbins Branch Trailhead. There is a parking lot at the end of the dirt road. Take the main trail for about half a mile, making only right turns, until you see a clear line of boulders to the left of the trail. Follow the line up a hill, and you will see an obvious 15" boulder.

Around 20 minutes from Asheboro, 45 from Greensboro, and 1:30 from Raleigh.

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Weather station 9.8 miles from here

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Swinging Door V2 5+  North Carolina : Birkhead Wilderness Boulder...
Pull on the arrete on the south corner of the boulder. The top out is precarious and will likely require you to straddle the rock like a horse....[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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