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South Shore of Hickory

Average Rating:    (4.65 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 26

Started out as XC trail. About 4 miles of total XC if you loop the many trails together. The South Shore is hidden, but if you can follow tire tracks off the end of the parking lot, you'll see it on the left after entering the woods. The Shore can get you hurt, or smelly. Stunts are the highlight of the Shore. Thank Carlos if you see him. Try out the Awesome Bill Downhill. There are some big drops (10+ ft), and then there is THE big drop that will be posted on my website soon. New stuff every week thanks to the hicks. See website for more details. GOOD LUCK!!!
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Latitude
35.758910953159955
Longitude
-81.37006759643554
Trail Directions
Off Hwy. 321 in Hickory, turn in between Arby's and Nissan dealership, immediate left after railroad tracks, immediate right after that left, up the hill to the stop sign, take a left. Go a little ways until you see the City Park sign on left, turn in there and park, hope you see someone who knows the Shore.
Trail Length
several miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Hickory
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Review Date
December 26, 2016

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Tanner Hickman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a great place for an experienced mountain biker. The way I would describe the trail is not as one trail, but as many. Its more like a system of trails that all form one large loop, but you can either ride certain sections or all of it at once. The terrain is great. It has some rock sections, but most of it is classic dirt single track. The trails are based around a green way/paved walking path which is popular all times of the year. The network is very complicated, but it is very hard to get lost because if you keep riding you are bound to cross the paved pathway or at least be able to see it from the trail. This trail is popular and is well maintained. There are still new sections being built. One great thing is that there is a repair station located in the parking lot with a bike pump, a stand, and some simple tools. This place is very fun, but it would be helpful if there was a map.



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Review Date
October 3, 2007

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: hendog ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Hats off to Al and the city of Hickory for the work they've done on these trails! Expect five miles of big fun with some great little technical (but not too so) sections and some lungbustin' climbs to boot. You will be winded and you will be back...

Recommended Route:
Follow the yellow arrows and orange markings on the trees.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pisgah.



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Review Date
July 4, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: JCaldwell704 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
THE TRAIL WITH THE NEW SECTIONS ADDED IS 5 MILES LONG, WITH SOME TECHNICAL AND CLIMBING, VERY ROOTED. IT'S THE KIND OF TRAIL YOU HAVE TO FIND AND TAKE GOOD LINES AROUND. NOTHING HAS PUSHED MY HEART RATE LIKE THIS TRAIL. THE TRAIL IS ALSO MARKED VERY WELL AND IS EASY TO FOLLOW. THE FASTEST TIME SOO FAR IS 34 MINS. THREE GUYS BUILT THE WHOLE TRAIL AND HAS DID AMAZING JOB. HATS OFF TO THEM.

ALSO THERE IS A MEET EVERY TUESDAY EVENING AROUND 5:30 PM IN THE PARKING LOT AND EVERYBODY TAKES OFF ABOUT 5:40 PM AND JUST RIDE AND HAVE FUN. GO AS FAST AS YOU WANT AND AS SLOW AS YOU WANT, IT'S ALL ABOUT MEETING PEOPLE, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND HAVING FUN.

ANY QUESTIONS MY name is jason and my E-MAIL ADDRESS IS JCaldwell704@yahoo.com

Recommended Route:
JUST FOLLOW THE YELLOW ARROWS.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
PEE WEES AND RIVER FRONT IN CHARLOTTE OFF SAM WILSON ROAD



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Review Date
January 17, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: JCaldwell704 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
THE TRAIL IS AWSOME, TECHNICAL, CLIMBING, ROOTY, DOWNHILL AND THE PEOPLE THAT RIDE THE TRAIL ARE NICE AND FUN TO RIDE WITH. I HAVE NEVER WENT OUT THERE AND DIDN'T MEET ANYBODY, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE RIDING ON THE TRAIL.

ALSO, THE GOOD THING ABOUT THIS TRAIL IS IT CRISS CROSSES OVER PAVED WALKING ROAD. IF SOMETHING HAPPENS YOU CAN ALWAYS GET ON THE PAVED WALKING ROAD AND RIDE OR PUSH BACK TO UR CAR. NOMATTER WHERE UR AT IN THE TRAIL, THE PAVED WALKING PATH IS SOMEWHERE INSIGHT OR NEAR.
IT'S MORE TECHNICAL AND I FEEL HARDER THAN PEE-WEES, BUT PEE-WEES IS TRAILS ARE BETTER MARKED.

OH IF UR EVER IN THE AREA, STOP BY CLARKS BICYCLE SHOP. ONE OF THE BEST BICYCLE SHOPS I HAVE EVER WENT TO.

Recommended Route:
TO START THE TRAIL, YOU WILL HAVE TO RIDE DOWN THE PAVED WALKING ROAD, AND YOU WILL SEE YELLOW ARROWS ON THE PAVMENT, JUST FOLLOW DOES ARROWS TO THE TRAILS. PLUS THE TRAIL CRISS CROSSES OVER THE PAVED WALKING ROAD, SO YOU CAN DO DIFFERENT SECTIONS OF THE TRAIL WITHOUT HAVING TO RIDE THE WHOLE THING. COOL IF UR PRESSED FOR TIME.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
PEE-WEES IN LINCOLTON



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Review Date
March 25, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: chriss ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
OH YEAH ..I didnt know if this trail was still here but I made the long ride from my house anyway and its still there.I just moved here from florida and ive been looking on the internet to try and find a good place to ride.I went to pee wees and wasnt too impressed so I took a shot on this place (the last review was from last year)and this place is pretty cool it is just like the trails I grew up on in florida.Its only a ten minute drive from my house so Ill be out there alot.The trail is very xc oriented there are some stunts and drops but mostly xc stuff the stunts are pretty well maintained and I would like to help keep the trail groomed but there are no signs or info so go there if you like twisty up and down xc and harder lots of fun.

Recommended Route:
the directions above are pretty good just go in between the army reserve station and the vfw...park and go left there is a trail head there in the woods

Other recommended trails in the same area:
still looking. with all the reviews in this area from more than a year ago im not sure where to look



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