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Shinny Trail

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 4.5 (6)

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


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

86%

Runnable

2,298' 700 m

High

1,580' 481 m

Low

11' 3 m

Up

721' 220 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

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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Shared By:

Brandon Thrower with improvements by Stan stan.bizub@yahoo.com

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 6 votes

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  4.5 from 6 votes
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#212

in North Carolina

#6,749

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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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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