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Raspberry Ridge

Average Rating:    (4.11 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

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.
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Latitude
35.95211586499453
Longitude
-81.84651911258698
Trail Directions
From Morganton go north on NC181 just past milepost 20. Just below the Bakhouse and before 181 turns into a one lane Hwy again, there will be a forrest road on the left side of 181. Park on the right hand shoulder of 181 and head for the forrest road.
Trail Length
13.3 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Morganton
   


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Review Date
October 6, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: chichiballz ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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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Review Date
November 1, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: cannondalef7 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ripshin/Headleys



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Review Date
March 19, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: thepitts ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.


Recommended Route:
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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Review Date
November 19, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 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:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Raiders Camp



Comments
obieone (07/27/2008)
yeah dawg. old school love....
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Review Date
November 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Luke , from Mo-Town, NC

Summary:
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!!!

Recommended Route:
ok follow puff's directions

Other recommended trails in the same area:
rose creek



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