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Poston Trail

Average Rating:    (4.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Poston Trail is built and maintained by the Piedmont Area Singletrack Alliance (http://www.bikepasa.com). The trail is at George Poston Park near Lowell, NC. Currently it consists of a 3 mile loop but more distance will be added and eventually the trail will be upwards of 9 to 11 miles. Poston is made up of very hilly terrain making for a nice cardio workout with very little flat sections. The woods are very thick and the corridor is kept tight making for some nice singletrack trail. In addition to the singletrack there is a scattering of technical optionals along the way....from steep downhills, to drops, to jumps on the trail...Poston has a little something for everybody to enjoy. There's also plenty of interesting natural highlights including a rocky stream that the trail crosses on several occasions, a fern forest, huge live oaks, large leaf magnolias, lots of wildlife, and much more!
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Latitude
35.28817413713152
Longitude
-81.11090183258056
Trail Length
3
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Lowell
State/Territory/Province
NC
Zip/Postal Code
28098
Country
US
Web Address
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Review Date
May 29, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Pamlico ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A lot of work has been done by the PASA folks since the last review. The trail is now over 9 miles long and consists of 5 interconnected loops so you can make your ride as long or short as you want. Each loop has its own character / terrain with a few obstacles ( jumps mostly) that can be enjoyed or avoided without taking away the fun of the trail.
Lots of fun. Lots of hills to work up and smile down. Sustainable and classic single track. No crowds. Easy access with safe / free parking. Worth the trip.

Recommended Route:
Trail is well marked with different color blazes for each loop. Trail head has large color map at kiosk.



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Review Date
May 15, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: cranberry ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is just plain fun. Tight singletrack, fairly technical climbs, great downhill sections, fun booters scattered here and there, an optional VERY technical step-down, and absolutely beautiful scenery. It has a little something for everyone. I consider myself a "Cross-Ride-Free-Downer" (title stolen from Da-drop.com)and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trail. If the additional mileage matches the current flow and layout it will definitely be a destination trail.

Props to PASA for building this and keeping the true vision of what singletrack should be.

Recommended Route:
just follow the signs

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Catawba
PeeWee's
Poplar Tent (Beech Springs)
Hanging Rock (If you like punishmant)
Sherman Branch



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Review Date
February 28, 2007

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: Boogie ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Although it's only 3 miles, you'll get a workout on this great trail. We did two laps yesterday before darkness took over. Would have loved to have ridden it more, but neither my buddy nor I had lights with us.

As everyone has already posted, the downhills are pretty fast with some nice switch backs and a few spots for small jumps. The uphills aren't steep but they seem to go on forever. :-)

It is an extremely fun trail with very little flat/straight sections to bore you.

The trail was a bit soft in some of the new sections (expected). Even though we had rain two days prior, the trail faired a lot better than some of the local Charlotte trails this time of year. This shows that drainage was well-designed.

It is a very tight singletrack. Be prepared to scrape handlebar ends several times during a lap. :-) You won't see any ATV's (or baby strollers) on this trail.

Recommended Route:
Counter clockwise!!! Go into the trailhead and take a right. It's one big loop.



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Review Date
February 14, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mr Tiles ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I, along with a bunch of other volunteers, helped build this trail. The original objective was to create a trail consisting of flowy singletrack and fun obstacles as options along the way. I believe this goal was achieved. It's roughly three miles right now and it's a fun cardio workout in my opinion. The climbs aren't brutal but there's plenty of them and they offer nice technical decents. Very much worth the trip to ride this place.

Recommended Route:
counter clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Catawba, Poplar Tent



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Review Date
February 14, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: vinnycactus ,  Downhiller

Summary:
With about 600ft of climbing in a 3 mile stretch, it can work you over. Tight singletrack with fast dh sections. Also a few jumps/drops along the way that are easily avoidable or rollable. The PASA guys did a tremendous job with this trail. THEY RULE!!!

Recommended Route:
Counter clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hanging rock
Catawba
Poplar tent



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