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Rocky Branch

Intermediate
 4.3 (3)

A great introduction to the trails at Rocky Knob Park.


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1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Loop

3,436' 1,047 m

High

3,249' 990 m

Low

209' 64 m

Up

182' 55 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Family Friendly Great for kids!

This is a mountain bike park that is also open to foot traffic. Bikes will move fast through here. Be sure to follow any direction signs that are applicable to foot traffic. Stay alert when on the trails and be aware of oncoming traffic (headphones not recommended).

Description

Foot traffic must travel counter-clockwise on this trail.

Rocky Branch Trail is rated Moderate and is the easiest of all the trails at Rocky Knob, where there are no "Easy" trails. This and all the trails at the park have a treadway that is more rock than dirt.

Take Rocky Branch and follow it counter-clockwise to access Middle Earth and all other trails at the park. Rocky Branch begins just after the short entrance trail and main trailhead in the parking lot at 3245 ft. After climbing, the trail descends some tight turns, short rugged sections, and crosses 4 bridges.

Contacts

Land Manager: Watauga County, NC

Shared By:

Paul Stahlschmidt with improvements by Leslie Pennington

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Boat Ridge Trail - winter
Mar 12, 2020 near Boone, NC

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Mar 12, 2020
Leslie Pennington
Trails are not well marked with hiking directions. Be sure to watch out for bikes; they are supposed to yield to hikers but the reality is you yield. 1.6mi
Oct 18, 2017
dee angel