Beech Spring Mountain Bike Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Concord, NC that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
This trail is CLOSED.
It is closed. Unfortunately I never got a chance to go
Sadly...the Poplar Tent (Beech Springs) trails closed to users in October 2012. Please don't trespass there, as doing so may negatively affect trail access elsewhere, especially that access allowed by private landowners. Thanks to the Andrews family for many years of supporting the interests of trail users.
Awesome trail but it closes permanently October 1, 2012...
This trail was reviewed on another site as being open to hiking. This is NOT THE CASE. We hiked it anyway after paying the fee, but the signs indicate it is for biking only. Just a heads up.
Awesome trails!! This is a home trail for me. I make it it out to pedals these trails every weekend (weather permitting). Park your car and get warmed up in the parking lot where they have whoops and berms to practice on before hitting the trail. Also in the parking lot, you can find a technical section full of planks, jumps, and skinnies.
Follow the blue dot arrows to ride the main loop. While riding, there are multiple options you may take to keep things interesting. Also enjoy different areas that cleverly named with signs such as "gravity cavity" which is a naturally made half pipe. Be careful when hitting this because you can get some serious air time. Also enjoy other technical sections such as "devils drop".
While riding the main loop, you may veer off and take some classic singletrack options. If a beginner, take it a little slow since things can get pretty tight between trees.
There are also some really good downhill sections filled with whoops and berms to keep the momentum going (just slow down for the rock gardens ;)
If wanting to make a day event out of this, take some lunch with you and grab a seat at one of the picnic tables that are located throughout the trail.
This is a mountain bike park but occasionally you will see a runner so keep your eyes peeled. There is a $3.00 fee that they ask you pay before riding (drop box) an I personally think it's worth it. The trail is well maintained and want to keep it that way. If I had to name one bad thing, it would probably be the roots. It's not that they are difficult to ride, it just messes up your momentum at some points. Also, if it has been raining, I recommend that you wait atleast 48 hrs before riding since some points of the trail are located in valleys and take longer to dry. Have fun!