Raspberry Ridge - TRAIL

Raspberry Ridge - Trail, Morganton, Carolina

Follow the forrest road for 5.0 miles. There will be a trail at the right hand side with two flat rocks at the entrance. Follow this trail uphill for 0.7 miles until you hit another forrest road. Turn right on this road and go for another 2.2 miles. There will be a small pull off on the right side. Just behind this pull off there is a trail on the right side of the road. This is Raspberry Ridge. Follow this trail downhill for about 1.2 miles until you hit the forrest road on which you started out. Turn left on the road to get back to your car. Since the single tracks are chalenging at times and and the area is remote it is best to ride the trail with a partner because it is highly unlikely that anyone will find you in case you get hurt.

User Reviews (9)

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chichiballz   Weekend Warrior [Oct 06, 2013]

Rode this two weeks ago. Took forest service road 496 and rode for about 5 miles and looked for a trail to the right. I missed it the first time and had to back track to find it. It's not marked by anything but it's pretty obvious if you keep your eyes open. There is a big rock in front of it. Rode it up about 3/4 mile, pretty steep and tech - lead to table rock road at hawksbill hike trail head. Took a right on table rock and again went passed the next turn (on the right), had to back track. It was about .5 miles from the end of table rock and crest view drive. The down hill was fun but be careful, couple sections were really tight with overgrowth and some spots severely erroded and very hard to ride. When I got back on the forest service road I took a left at the intersection and linked up with more single track. It led all the way back to FS road 496. Rode back to my car. It was a good loop, definitely hard to find the first time, but very bikeable.

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3
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cannondalef7   Weekend Warrior [Nov 01, 2010]

Excellent. great single and double track and some fast fire-roads! plan to hit this about once a month or more, may link with Ripshin/Headleys and make a good 4+ hour ride.

Similar Products Used: Ripshin/Headleys
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2
thepitts   Cross Country Rider [Mar 19, 2010]

Wow. 2005 = latest review. this due for an update (or maybe nobody wants more riders to find this section of MTB nirvana)
Disregard the old trail directions! Start is the same - and just as fun. Still gets to doubletrack - still just as fast and fun. BUT now there is a hard LEFT, BACK off the doubletrack!(unmarked! but obvious - 'if' you're not blasting past)
This hits an old logging grade with some BIG swooping berms. BEWARE! don't get too excited unless you've got 'big'uns' cause the last berm sets you up / forces you to jump a 3-5' gap! Jump can be avoided by simply not doing the berm. After the gap, you'll drop into rhodos. After a short, rooty section the trail will split. GO LEFT (kinda straight) and it'll take you up and around a creek head, over some boulders. (Had you gone right, you'd have walk the small boulders and creek). Then some more sweet, technical stuff before dropping out on the fireroad. LEFT again, and you'll make you're way up to H181, directly across from entrance to Greentown.

Like somebody else said - fun, but strongly recommend riding with a partner.


Customer Service

Plenty of trial link options in the area.

Classic is Raspberry, Greentown, Raiders, Chestnut (fireroad), Sinkhole.
Best to leave a shuttle at bottom/Sinkhole with cooler. Nice to finsh wiht cold brew and wash in the creek, then shuttle out.

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AmosIv   Cross Country Rider [Nov 19, 2005]

Raspberry: A little rough? Yeah. Worth the ride? Hell Yeah! Raspberry is a great start to some amazing mountain biking. Link it to Barkhouse, Ripshin Ridge, Headleys, Steels Creek and you can complete a loop riding back up Hwy 181 - pay to play. Or run a shuttle and follow Raspberry up with Greentown Plunge down to a list of options too long to list here.

Similar Products Used: Raiders Camp
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4
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3
Big Brain on Brad   [Jan 16, 2002]

Smooth sweetness! Flows like a loose stool. Nice for high speed shuckin' and jivin'. Nothing technical, just fast. Kind of short, but sure is fun. The climb to get there sucks, it has to be hiked for about a mile, and the rest is gravel. Be on the lookout for "The Holy Trail" connection, it is in the works.

Customer Service

Linville Gorge to 181.

Similar Products Used: Greentown, Raider's Camp, Harper's Creek, Sinkhole, Bee Hive, Bandy Cove, all are easily accessed from 181.
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MATT   [Jan 19, 2002]

THIS TRAIL IS A FLOWING MECCA. NOT REALLY ANYTHING TECHNICAL BUT FAST LIKE A ROBBER LEAVING THE BANK! ITS KINDA HARD TO FIND BECAUSE THERES NO MARKERS BUT ASK AROUND AT THE BIKE SHOPS.

Customer Service

READ THE OTHER REVEIWS

Similar Products Used: THE TRAIL ENDS AT A GRASS ROAD FOR NOW BUT SOON WILL CONNECT INTO THE "HOLY TRAIL". COMING TO A WOODS NEAR YOU!!
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g-banger   [May 08, 2002]

If you hate attaining speeds of over 25mph while bouncing over rocks and through rhodo tunnels with a few places to catch air, this trail isn't for you. I've never heard anything bad about it. Never will. A bit short, but does size really matter??? Connect it to Greentown Plunge then to Raider Camp and it is an epic.
If you know about the shuttle on the other side it becomes one of the best around baby

Customer Service

as mentioned above

Similar Products Used: ganginwood@yahoo.com
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4
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Puff   [Oct 14, 2002]

This trail is ragged out. It used to be pretty smooth but last time I rode it, I needed to get some fillings checked. It is still fun. There are several opportunities to "case" jumps. Be careful. The good news is that an ambulance can back right up to it.

Customer Service

Start in Gingercake Acres following the signs to Table Rock Picnic area. Approximately a quarter mile after the road turns to dirt is a left. The trail does a left-right chicane where the trail opens up to double track.

Similar Products Used: Hook this baby up to Rose Creek, and you got it. When we find a way to drop off of Lettered Rock Ridge...
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Luke   [Nov 24, 2002]

when you start, don't slow down. take advantage of the small jumps. once you hit the double track, you can FLY!! kick it into 27 and lay it on!! look for the views near the end. remember, GO FAST!! hook it up with raider camp or Rose Creek and you are in bizzness. Oh and also...ride it when leaves are on the trail (ROOSTER TAIL) SCORE!!!

Customer Service

ok follow puff's directions

Similar Products Used: rose creek
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4
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