UNCC Hospital - Trail, Charlotte-Concord, Carolina

UNCC Hospital - Trail, Charlotte-Concord, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

Very tight singletrack with a lot of really fast switchbacks. Not very crowded, but it varies. A couple of decent uphills and downhills. Not steep, just long.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 04, 2008]
Fishfinder85
Weekend Warrior

The previous posts are a little misleading. Yes, alot of singletrack has been torn down but there is still alot of trail left and some even being built as I type this. Ive been riding these trails almost daily for a few months and there is way more trail than the other posts let you believe. I am a UNCC grad and yes, they have destroyed much of what was previously rideable, but a good 10+ miles are still extremely rideable (i average about 7 miles a day easily). I am actively building new track, so come out and hit em up!

Customer Service

Park next to The "new" baseball stadium at UNCC, or at the CMC University Hospital and follow dirt trails past the pond, and explore for yourself (its nearly impossible to get lost becasue every trail leads to a major highway/intersection). My choice is blue to yellow to what ever speaks to your condition. Follow the blazes and please dont litter : )

Similar Products Used:

Poplar tent, Renaissance, TSALI!!!

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4
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2
[Oct 14, 2007]
NashvilleBlur
Racer

Was the best trail in Charlotte in the late 90s. I am a UNCC graduate (1998) and I haven't donated $1 because of the developement of that campus. I can not tell you how much students are now missing out on what was once an awesome trail. JUST MAKE SURE YOU GIVE BACK AND JOIN IMBA. This will keep our trails safe. I hope the local MTB community has been able to cut new trails with what is left.

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5
VALUE
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3
[May 17, 2006]
krebstar
Weekend Warrior

I've been the primary muscle in bringing back these awesome single-track trails. Disregard most of the reviews stating that all of the decent trails have been 'dozed and that the trails are dead, in fact they’re very much alive. The remains have been improved to enhance the thrill this trail offers. Warning to those riding clipless, you'll meet some spots which may require you to dismount and walk up due to the steep gradient and/or technical terrain. Very fun trail, check out www.tarheeltrailblazers.com for more info on this and other surrounding Charlotte, NC area trails.

Similar Products Used:

Popular Tent, Renni, Fisher Farm

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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
[Feb 24, 2000]
J Renfroe

I really like this little trail because of it's convenience. You don't have to drive very far and you don't have to sit in a lot of traffic. If you go late in the day, plan on making a short ride. it seems to get very dark in there b/c of the large canopy of trees. Good switchbacks and climbs. Couple of invigorating loop-d-loops. Sometimes I see some chicks riding it. That's pretty damn cool...

Similar Products Used:

If you are ever in B'ham Alabama, ride Oak Mountain. Great for aerobic buffs 'cuz of the awesome uphills.

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3
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[May 09, 2000]
Lee Nelson

Fairly technical trail. I've ridden it before, but at present the trail is in very poor shape. Whoever does the trail maintenance has no clue. There has been a lot of rain and rutting this spring, though. I'll give it three tires, but Catawba and Poplar Tent (Beech Spring) are certainly more fun and maintained better.

Customer Service

Start by the hospital, down by the pond and head out by the gate. Stay to the left and up the big hills.

Similar Products Used:

Beech spring, Catawba

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3
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[Jul 01, 2000]
bigjay

More like 9 miles total.

Customer Service

Scorch rules!!

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5
VALUE
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[Feb 12, 2001]
"SilverBullet"

I am a graduate student that rides these trails once a day for ten-mile durations. I have been on every single trail all 20 25 miles worth. I also belong to UNCC Mt. Bike Club whose primary responsibility is to keep up these trails. You could say I know these trails really well.

These trails are really technical, characterized by fast switchbacks, narrow trails, fast long down hills, rough train. Etc. The up hills are not step but really long. The bad thing about these trails is that they are in really bad condition. There are trees down across the trail, parts of the trail are washed out, and most of the trails are plagued by big tree roots. The trails are not maintained at all. I am currently trying to rectify this problem. On the bright note, because of these obstacles it as made me a really technical trail rider, I have gotten really good at negotiating obstacles. However, the draw back to these trails is bike maintenance. I like riding really hard. My motto is "breaks are for wusses", and "if you dont crash your not going fast enough". I have an aluminum frame GT decked out with all XTR and a sid, within a year I had to replace ft. derailleur, rear cassette, crank, chain, rebuild my sid and not to mention have my rims straitened numerous times. My overall evaluation is the trails are covenant for the local residences. Also the trails offer some fast and technical trail fun, however they need to be better taken care of. The UNCC MT. Club is working on the trails currently and they should be acceptable condition in a few months (Feb 2001). Come out at try the trails.

Customer Service

Figure it out, (UNCC)

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3
VALUE
RATING
[May 08, 2001]
matt

First things first - this is like a 10 mile trail. If you think it is 4 miles then you haven't seen the half of it so at least don't diss it until you've seen it all. So ask someone and find the other sections of the trail - it is worth it. I didn't know what to think of this originally since the things I heard were all over the board about it. Now, since I moved near it, I ride it a lot. It is a confusing trail for newcomers because it has sections that are not clearly hooked up (hence the milage confusion). The sections are also pretty different - a few good climbs and descents in one area and some roots and narrow sections elsewhere. Overall, for the convienence and distance (10 miles on an 'in town' trail) you get, it is a respectable trail.

Customer Service

Park behing the hospital. Ussually a car or two with a rack in the back corner; start there and explore.

Similar Products Used:

Catawba and Beech Springs

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RATING
3
VALUE
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[May 11, 2001]
Ashley Renfroe

Great trail with lots of technical stuff. I am really enjoying the fact that it normally is not terribly crowded, like some trails I have seen in Georgia and Alabama. I wish I could find the other 5-6 miles of trail that people say exists, because I just keep riding the 4 miles that I can find, right up there next to Tryon.

Customer Service

See above

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4
VALUE
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[May 31, 2001]
Mark Johnson

I like the first trail that is right off of Tryon St. for a good warm-up. If you get off of I85 N on to Harris Blvd East, you will go through 2 lights and at the 3rd, take a left (Tryon St. - 29N). The next light you come to, is pretty much the start of the trail. The road is JW Clay to the left. As soon as you go through the light, you will see a gravel road off to the right. You can't drive down the road, but that is where the trail starts and ends. Once you finish the first warm-up loop, head to the next set of trails for the real riding. When you come out of the woods from the first loop, you take a right and head back up the gravel road. About half the distance up the gravel road to the start again, you will see a trail that heads off to the left. Follow this and when it comes out of the woods, stay to the left of the pond on the dirt track. Once you are to the edge of the pond, you will see trails continuing on again. From there, there are multiple trails back in those woods to explore. There is another loop on the other side of these, that you must cross the road to get to, but it would take toooooo long to explain how to get there. If you do all the loops at the University trails, it will take around 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Not sure on the total distance. Enjoy, I know I do.

Customer Service

These series of trails at the University area are very nice for a good quick or long ride, depending on your time limit.

Similar Products Used:

Poplar Tent Trails in Concord

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4
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