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Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Rocky Knob is an 185 acre park in Boone, NC. When complete Rocky Knob will host 6-8 miles of mountain bike trails for all skill levels, three shelters, an adventure playground, and picnic areas. The park is located just east of the city limit on US 421.

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Latitude
36.223330492735215
Longitude
-81.62627220153808
Trail Length
8
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Boone
State/Territory/Province
NC
Country
US
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Review Date
November 12, 2014

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sam ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Didn't enjoy myself and wouldn't go back. Too rocky, no flow, etc. Trails seem to be designed by those with a love of technical riding for those who love technical riding. That leaves a lot of people out.
I was there on a perfect Sunday afternoon and the parking lot was empty. Where are all the riders who love a good beating?
For those who like flow, speed and to not have to fix stuff after riding, go enjoy Kerr Scott trails.
If you love Rocky Knob, great. To me, the trails seems like a lot of effort aimed at a particular type of Go-Pro ready rider.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kerr Scott. Overmountain, Warrior Creek



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Review Date
August 16, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Neil Glover ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awesome with a capital kick ass !!!!!!!!

Recommended Route:
The whole thing.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Anything in Pisgah.



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Review Date
May 9, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: boone rider ,  Downhiller

Summary:
trails are rocky but in good condition

Recommended Route:
middle earth trail is great and the expert skills area



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Review Date
November 29, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ubado ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
You'd expect a trail at a park called Rock Knob to be rocky ... well it lives up to it's name. Actually a bit more than I expected ... lots of rocks ... but still very rideable. There are so many rock crossings and short rocky climbs; when I saw the first "Rock Garden" sign I actually laughed ... it's all a rock garden!... just of various degrees of difficulty.
More climbs than downs, which can be a bit of a drag at times. Seemed like you were always going up-grade; very little short downhill gliding areas for pedaling rests. It seems that the PBJ Skills Trail is the only real DH that I found. Didn't notice too many roots, some larger ones, but I wouldn't call the trails rooty by any means. The trail system isn't too difficult to figure out while riding along, however it would be helpful to post a couple more trail maps to give riders a refresher.

I would agree that the majority of the trails are for intermediate to expert riders. Even the more beginner friendly Rocky Branch Trail is still more for the more experienced beginner the first-timer. Since I was riding solo ... I didn't bother to ride Ol' Hoss Trail ... plus I was a bit gassed by the time I got there. I'd rather take on Ol' Hoss with someone who has ridden it before, than try and tackle it gassed and solo for the first time.

The skills/stunts parts are a real treat. Although I only sampled them ... I plan to spend more time at them when more time allows during future trips up.

All in all a great trail system. Definitely one that needs to be ridden a few times before you can really squeeze it for what it's worth. And then maybe a few more .

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dark Mountain, Warrior Creek



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Review Date
October 27, 2012

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: Stamps ,  Downhiller

Summary:
The previous poster "chris" must be clueless because Rocky Knob park is a state of the art exercise in mountain bike trail building with 3 professional trail building companies involved along with design work by the same group who put together much of Wilkesboro's IMBA Epic trails in the Kerr Scott Reservoir! Over a million dollars was invested into this facility along with 1000's of volunteer hours.

Over 13 miles of singletrack are currently available that's both aerobically and technically challenging with tons of room for progression for the intermediate to advanced rider. Intersperced at various trail junctions are skills areas with skinnies, ladders, teeters, drops, jumps etc. There's also the PBJ (pumps, jumps, berms) trail that is essentially like a mini jump line with multiple options to go bigger. At the base are multiple shelters, an extremely nice kids play area, a pump track, bathrooms, and for people like Chris below, an easy to follow trail map located at the trail head kiosk. (but don't worry about memorizing it as there are lamenated maps at trail junctions, with a convenient "you are here").

These trails are rediculously fun to ride especially with the proper ride. While it can be ridden on just about anything from a rigid singlespeed to a freeride/DH sled, the sweet spot seems to be an enduro or "all mtn" type sled with 6" travel and a height adjust post like a rockshox reverb so you can really open it up on the downhills. This facility has raised the bar on trail design and has set a high bar for future trails to follow. Major props to all the people who helped make this system possible.

Recommended Route:
Just follow the map...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kerr Scott Reservoir system (warrior creek, ovt, dk mtn)



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