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Middle Earth

Intermediate/Difficult

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1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 177' 54 m
Descent: -141' -43 m
High: 3,566' 1,087 m
Low: 3,398' 1,036 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Paul Stahlschmidt

Movin' on up in skills and difficulty.

Paul Stahlschmidt

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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 goes clockwise on this trail.

This trail is a step up from Rocky Branch Trail. Expect loose rocks and a bigger climb (100 ft. in the first .6 mi). Passing the powerline cut once, run Rocky Branch (clockwise) take a left on (and up) Middle Earth (this is the second access point for Middle Earth; the first one allows bikers to go counter-clockwise).

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Land Manager: Watauga County, NC

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View from Middle Earth Trail
Sep 28, 2017 near Boone, NC

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