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Greentown Plunge

Average Rating:    (4.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Nice piece of track that offers a little of everything. Travel to Bee Hive and tell'em the Banger sent you.
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Latitude
35.93910020359144
Longitude
-81.8360424041748
Trail Directions
From Morganton: 181 North towards Linville. Trail head on right. Directly across from FR 496.
Trail Length
1-2 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Morganton
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 19, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: AmosIv ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The only bad thing to say about it is that it ends too soon due to the high rate of speed you can attain on the way down. No, one other bad comment: it tends to wear brake pads down quick. Fast and fun. Dont run over a hiker because they are common on the Mountains to Sea Trail.

Recommended Route:
Link it with Raider Camp and Harper Creek.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Raspberry
Headleys
Steels Creek
Raider Camp



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Review Date
July 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Rajun ,  Downhiller , from Tha Pizza Station

Summary:
I rode this trail at first with the hucksters. A real workout from Raspberry back over all the way back to sinkhole again. The jumps are huge. But the only problem is they are too close together! When you pop off a good one you'll touch down, and you better be ready for the next one to catch you off guard. A friend of mine by the name of Billy once said to let it flow and double the jumps. I am going to try that someday. Impossible to stop or what?

After the creek raise the seatpost and be ready to climb. Me and bRad but the dust. All the way to the top. But up there the sun was shinin, Raider Camp was waitin on me, and those Toast-Chee's in my pack were weighting me down.

Raider Camp was kickin as usual. DD and MoRon put on a nice display of big air in front of me. The Fresh Prince of Big Air. laATa yall ~LuKe

Recommended Route:
The only reason I would ride this is to connect something to it. It's like uhhhhh making a cake? Add chocolate to anything and it makes it outstanding. Add Greentown to your riding schedule and you will not be let down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Raspberry. Raider cAmp, Beehive, Sinkhole



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Review Date
February 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: bRad , from Charlotte

Summary:
Awesome trail. Sick jumps, as mentioned before don't get carried away. Long travel bike recommended to take advantage of terrain, mostly downhill. Start with Rasperry's Ridge, link over to Greentown, then hit Raider's Camp for an epic 4 hr ride.



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Review Date
October 14, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Puff , from Oak Hill, NC

Summary:
The only problem is that it is too short. Lots of jumps. Some hard technical stuff. Fast, rolling stuff. This one is tough on the wheels and smile muscles.

Recommended Route:
The Greentown trailhead is on Hwy 181 across from FR 496. The other end of the trail is near the top of Chestnut Mtn.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Raider Camp, Rose Creek, Raspberry Ridge, Beehive



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Review Date
October 8, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: gbanger , from morganton

Summary:
Trail starts off with a series of jumps. Don't get carried away on a XC bike. Stream crossing is a bit tricky. Tech 4 move needed to smooth it. Up and over some slick rock and continue down the trail. Sketchy root/rock combo ahead but completely ridable. End at Upper Creek. Cross stream and climb about 4 miles to Chestnut Mountian. Options are endless from there.

Recommended Route:
Start at trail head on 181 across from fr 496

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Caldwell County Drive-By off the One Eight Seven



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