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Shinny Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 11' 3 m
Descent: -721' -220 m
High: 2,298' 700 m
Low: 1,580' 481 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

A remote-feeling technical singletrack along a roller coaster ridge and beside a creek. A technical downhill masterpiece

Brandon Thrower

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Currently closed due to wildfire damage.

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This trail is the most technical singletrack trail in the South Mountains. There are not a bunch of views, but if coming down from the top, you'll get some nice technical sections, then a good, more mellow section along Shinny Creek before crossing the creek a few times near the bottom.

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Jun 14, 2019
Jon Bealer
Took the falls trail to Headquarters then came down the Shinny Creek. Great trail - a few downed trees but easy navigate. 6.6mi — 1h 42m
Nov 24, 2018
Jon Bealer
Went up Shinny Creek from Jacobs Fork parking lot, and came back down the stairs by the falls. Super fun. Wet and a ton of ice/downed trees today. 7.1mi

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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#174

in North Carolina

#5,545

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Tons of downed trees to crawl through/over/go around right now due to ice storm on 11/23/18
Nov 27, 2018 near Salem, NC

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