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Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park

Average Rating:    (3.82 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

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
August 16, 2015

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Nate ,  Downhiller

Summary:
So I had high hopes for this being a fun trail---many of my friends had spoke of its praises and couldn't believe that I had not ridden it yet. Honestly, I was underwhelmed. Every trail on the mountain is chock FULL of rocks...I would assume this is where it gets its name. This makes for a tiresome ride whether going up or down. My bike has plush suspension front and rear too, and it's still annoying. The climb to the top is long...and in my opinion not worth the fun coming down. About halfway up the mountain is PB&J, which is the jump line. There are some decent jumps and berms, but again there are so many rocks and junk in the trail, it just doesn't end up being that smooth and flowy. To me the whole point of biking is having fun...and I just didn't end up having that much fun. If you want a really challenging place to increase your cardio I suppose this would be good for you.

Recommended Route:
Knowing that I know now, I would go straight to the PB&J trail using the powerline gravel road which you can access at the end of the parking lot next to the shelter and playground. I would session the top of PB&J a few times and then finish the rest of that trail and go home. This is a once-a-year trail for me.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Beech Mtn also has a downhill park during summer season. But again, the trail there felt poorly designed, had tons of rocks/rock gardens, was messy, and just didn't flow that well. I suppose since I have ridden DH trail in the Pacific Northwest and Jackson WY I've been spoiled...even Snowshoe WV has some great DH riding. In NC, I actually have more fun riding local stuff around the Triad area where I live. You just have to talk with the locals and know where to ride. There is also the new Mars Hill gravity park that just opened up north of asheville. I've heard good things, but haven't been there myself. We'll see.



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Review Date
May 26, 2015

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Derek Borrell ,  Weekend Warrior



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Review Date
May 21, 2015

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: Meatloaf1 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great system. Better than I was expecting. This is a good work out for the short distance that it covers (to me). Basically singletrack on the side of a mountain. with lots of switchbacks and up hill rock gardens. This is the challange but makes it worth while. Once you reach the top its a mix of small drops and table tops and rock gardens. Very fun on the decent in my opinion. Was not difficult at all to navigate and the small bumps and drops kept it interesting. Good sinage available through out to find your way. I did see alot of black diamond ratings through out. I would not rate the gardens or drops quite that but for someone new or who does not know their way its good to give a heads up of whats coming. Builders did a great job on this one. For those who complain, well its a mountain. Called Rocky Knob. It has Rocks. Not as tough as what you would see in a DH park. Just well made and fun to ride.

Recommended Route:
Climb from the parking lot through some switch backs and uphill rock gardens. Keep going until you get to the very top. Then drop the seat post and go.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pisgah, Wilson creek, Beech MTN for a more real DH feel.



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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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