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Backside Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
69% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 612' 187 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,574' 480 m
Low: 962' 293 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Make your way up a steep gravel road and then climb over 300 stairs to reach the peak.

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Start out at the Linwood Rd parking lot and head off to the trailhead. When you come to a fork, head to the right to go up the Backside Trail. It's mostly a doubletrack gravel access road with some very steep climbs. When you get close to the end, around 370 steps made of wooden timbers lead to the top.

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Jun 12, 2018
Mark Stevens

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  4.0 from 11 votes

#6641

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#229

in North Carolina

#6,641

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There are great views up here. The Easter egg at the end of the trail.
Jul 15, 2018 near Besseme…, NC
Another view from the top!
Jul 15, 2018 near Besseme…, NC
Charlotte skyline far in the distance!
Nov 14, 2016 near Besseme…, NC
Communication tower at the top.
Jul 15, 2018 near Besseme…, NC
Charlotte in the distance on a hazy afternoon.
Sep 18, 2017 near Besseme…, NC
Enjoying the view at the top of the backside trail with Jonny Pneumonic.
Jul 15, 2018 near Besseme…, NC

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