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Headley Ridge Loop

Average Rating:    (4.81 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

Trail starts on your right just before the gate. Ride S-track to entrance of dirt dump. Pick up obvious trail on other side and ride this to a major intersection of road beds. Take trail to left accross dirt mound. Arrive at the bottom of FS 982. Turn right on gravel road to Hwy 181. Trail starts with about 3 miles of singletrack, 1.5 of gravel road and 2.5 of Hwy 181.
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Latitude
35.93659844948653
Longitude
-81.82273864746094
Trail Directions
Take Hwy 181 North and park at the white gate on your right, approximately 7 miles past Brown Mtn Bch Road. If you don't want to ride the loop leave a shuttle car at the entrance to FS 982 a gravel road approx 5 miles past Brn Mtn Bch Rd on your right.
Trail Length
7 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Morganton
   


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Review Date
October 6, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: chichiballz ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a great trail. I parked on FS road 982, drove in about a mile and parked to the left, there was a pull in with camping spots. I rode up the trail (it's the one with the huge dirt mounds/jumps) following it all the way to 181 across from FS road 496. Some spots were tight with over growth, some down trees, most the jumps were rotted out. Couple of fun small drops that were still doable. Biggest drop was probably 3-4 feet and was still doable. Took me 1.5 hours to get to the road and about 30 min to get all the way back down. Super fun. I would like to go in with a saw and shovel and clean up some areas.



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Review Date
August 20, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Ace3 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The first time I rode this trail it was with the Swanee Dog and some of the hickhucksters. This was the conclusioin of the days trail ride and what a way to wrap it up. This was a great trail that flowed nicely and with some interesting jumps along the downhill. Since then my son and I came back and pushed up the probably one half mile to the good stuff from the bottom. We loved the natural log jumps and the air you can get from these. My son had a blown tire on the first trip and since then we learned to carry a spare. It's better to shuttle this ride but what a cost with gas at about $3.00 a gallon.
Bob



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Review Date
July 3, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: OB1 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I'm not sure what else I could want from a run. A couple tiny climbs at the start gets you warmed up and ready for pure downhill sweetness. The last 300 yards of this run will have your squishy flowin, and your rotors glowin!!

Recommended Route:
Prepare to shuttle. There is no "fun" ride up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wilsons Creek is chock full of enough runs to keep anyone perpetually happy.



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Review Date
June 10, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mtclimber03 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
The begining is kinda boring and full of switchbacks. Do not let this discourage you! Soon after going over the dirt hump thing near the edge of 181 you will be pleasured with sick downhill and dirt jumps! Trail also host a see-saw!

Recommended Route:
ride Ripshin ridge as a connection to Headleys. Run a shuttle and Park a car at the 1st campsite off to the left on fr 982 if you wish not to have a long and painfull ride up 181.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Greentown, Ripshin, 21 jumpstreet



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Review Date
November 11, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bongzilla ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fantastic, flowing trail. Lots of bumps and logs but placed well for uninterupted speed. Make sure your brakes are in good working order before you put on.

Recommended Route:
From the top to the bottom. Go fast. Don't stop. Do it again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Comments to the previous poster; Don't worry about your precious XC trails. Us rednecks that cut our teeth at Legend and other serious freeride trails and parks won't sully your gentle slopes. We'll be sure to not leave any beercans on the trail and make certain to leave ya'll some depends at the take out. :)



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