Finch Park - Trail, Lexington, Carolina

Finch Park - Trail, Lexington, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

The trail is not well marked, but there are a couple of laminated signs stapled to trees saying "this way". There are small bridges at creek crossings and one place where the trail zig-zags back and forth across a dry creek bed. You can pick up a lot of speed here and get some air time popping up on the other side! There are also a few very steep ravines to brave, but they have alternate bypass paths for those who don't care for that kind of thing. The trail's short enough that you can ride it two or three times and enjoy the fun spots again!

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 18, 2007]
capt. al
Weekend Warrior

The trails here have not been kept up. The only available riding is a 10 minute loop in the upper park where the fourwheelers have kept the trail open. There used to be good riding (and running) throughout the park, almost 3 miles, but no one has kept up the trails in the lower end near the creek. Don't waste your time, I've been here for 5 years and used to run it when I was training for marathons, now it's just a "warm up" for Hobby, just a short ride away.

Similar Products Used:

Hobby Park, near Winston Salem

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jun 16, 2007]
Allen
Weekend Warrior

I rode this trail yesterday, it's been two years since I have been out there. The trail was in very poor shape. There was an area to ride in the lower park next to a large creek but it is now over grown. The upper park had several trees down and the only real areas to ride were the places where fourwheelers have kept the trail open. Finch park provides about 10 minutes of riding if you do a complete loop in any direction. I rode all the trails, anything that looked like a trail or path and it took me about 20 minutes to cover everything, most of it is short cuts. Don't waste your time.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 24, 2005]
striker
Cross Country Rider

I can't reccomend this trail. As the previous 2004 post indicates, the trail is in rough shape, not marked and not cared for. It looks like it might have been a fun little place, but now it is not. I Within 100 yards of entering the trail I was looking for the rest of it since it opened up into a large clear cut area that the park was using for scrap waste. Parts of the trail that I did find were over grown and full of debris. Several bridges washed out and several areas where a bridge probably was there, but no longer. Part of the trail is for four wheelers and I lost the singletrack again in this area. Nothing was marked. It's too bad. With a little TLC, this could be a decent trail.

Customer Service

None.

Similar Products Used:

Poplar Tent.

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 07, 2004]
anacomp1994
Weekend Warrior

Started at trail entrance at park entrance. Went counter-clock wise, trail has good flow, except for the fact that it comes out of the woods several times. You come out and have to look for re-entry. The trail is marked well for the direction, and I feel that more mountain bikers need to ride this. It is close to Tanglewood, not as hard as Hobby, and flows better than Horizons. This is a nice trail with something for everyone. Ride 2-3 times for the trail is 3 miles long.

Customer Service

Counter-clock wise

Similar Products Used:

Tanglewood, Hobby Park

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 13, 2003]
Dwayne
Weekend Warrior

This trail is in desperate need of attention. It could be really fun, but when I rode yesterday, I could tell, no one has been there in a LONG time. This first section is some nice sweeping singletrack. No major climbs or descents but it was a good ride. At the end, there is a arse-kickin' dropoff that will suprise you. The trail is basically made up of three or four sections, but NONE of them are marked. The second section drops you into an old river bed, which as everybody say, is fun. Once you've bounced around in that, the trail follows the river. This must be an unauthroized section or something the local kids came up with, because it was unmaintained with some of the crudest bridges I've ever tiptoed across. I'm sure that one, a leftover piece of 3/4 inch plywood supported by the base of root system wouldn't hold up my 220 lb ass and bike. From there, you go back out to the ball field and take the next entrance into the third section. This must have been an old nature/hiking trail since there were all kinds of exercise benches/trainers built in. The biggest ravine looks like FUN, but you can't judge the tree at the bottom. I chickened out and walked it to see. Had I rode down, I couldv'e ROCKETED up the other side maybe 5 feet before I would most definitely been clothes-lined by the tree which leaned over the trail. I'm 6'3", so I set as high as I stand on my bike (like most), but I had to DUCK to push my bike under the tree. Could've been wild, huh? The remainder of the third section is just some nice singletrack along the edge of the river. There are a few washouts that I had to walk around, but the remaining trail is in good condition. However, it gets confusing 1/2 to 3/4 mile past the ravine. The trail gets tangled with an old fire road (?) and ATV trails. I followed what looked like the narrowest paths and it lead me to the fourth section, a greenway. The greenway, if you dig greenways, was nice, nicer than most. It rolled and climbed like a mountain bike trail, but was wide enough AND smooth enough for a beginner. This place would be fun with some authorized maintenance. I'd even donate some signs, because it does have potential...

Customer Service

From the directions I found on here, the "trailhead" actually leads you counter-clockwise. I don't know how you could find your way going clockwise?!?!

Similar Products Used:

Hobby, Salem Lake, Owls Roost

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jan 12, 2002]
James Stokes

The trail was not very technical in the beginning, but got more difficult as it neared the creek. One branch of the creek is dry, and it was a lot of fun zooming down one side and jumping up the other. As the trail follows the creek, it crosses several steep ravines which are a blast going down and a real challenge to climb! There are detours for those who don't want to risk the ravines. The trail is short, but is a good workout. Since it's only 20 minutes from where I live, I'll be back to do laps! With a little bit of work, this trail could be top notch!

Customer Service

The trail seems to be easier to follow if you go counter-clockwise around the park. Enter at the green post near the gate.

Similar Products Used:

Beech Springs, Tanglewood, Hobby Park, Signal Hill

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[May 21, 2002]
Chance

Finch park has been expanded. The expansion has knocked-out parts of the trail. This trail is not technical. This is still a good ride if you take a beginner with you or in my case, my daughter. This is not a good ride if you like anything like Beech Spring .

Customer Service

Counter clockwise.

Similar Products Used:

Beech Spring, UNCC ( hurry before the construction ).

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RATING
1
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