Back Yard Mountain Bike Trails

moderate 33 reviews

Back Yard Mountain Bike Trails is a 8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 465 feet Route Type: Loop

mountain biking

nature trips

forest

muddy

over grown

rocky

One of the best trails in Charlotte. Very technical, not too much room for speed, lots of sharp uphill turns and exaggerated steep down runs. Tons of jumps. Love it. Can be overgrown and tends to stay pretty wet after a good rainfall. Easy to follow on the main path if you follow the red arrows. Or, dive off the main trail by following the black diamonds to find cool ramps and interesting features that the local MTB club have designed/built. Be warned though, it’s easy to lose your bearings off the main trail.

hiking
muddy
12 days ago

Nice getaway in the heart of the city. Can be muddy after heavy rains. Good 3 1/2 mile hike accessible year-round with some elevation change.

mountain biking
rocky
1 month ago

Great trail. It is great for my ten year old son, but tough for my seven year old son.

mountain biking
rocky
4 months ago

mountain biking
scramble
5 months ago

Ride at your own skill level* For one these trails were shitty; literally. If you like mediocre trails that aren’t that impressive this is the one for you. Throughout the trails you will come across the smell of the wretched waste water plant. If you can’t handle the smell of the city’s waste water I strongly suggest you not to ride the main trail. It’s cool there’s a intermediate jump flow track and an advance jump track side by side. Now the people behind designing some of these features are real sketchy; if you try something too advance you will wind up taking a trip to the hospital. I would just come back for the jump track in all honesty.

mountain biking
rocky
6 months ago

Muy buen lugar para correr en bici de montaña.todo perfecto

hiking
over grown
rocky
7 months ago

mountain biking
rocky
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

great place for biking and rollerblading!!

mountain biking
muddy
over grown
rocky
Sun Feb 03 2019

hiking
Sun Dec 16 2018

Cool little hidden gem! Loved the eire feel during a cold rainy day. Poo tracks was my absolute favorite part of the hike

running
Wed Oct 03 2018

Great trail hidden in a local neighborhood. Only 9 minutes from my hotel by the airport. Nice and technical with tons of switchbacks. As others have mentioned there really isn’t parking at the trailhead since it’s literally in a residential neighborhood. I parked on the road. Easy to follow on the main path if you follow the red arrows. But what the fun in that? Dive off the main trail by following the black diamonds to find cool ramps and interesting features that the local MTB club have designed/built. Be warned though, it’s easy to lose your bearings off the main trail...lol

mountain biking
Sun Sep 09 2018

mountain biking
Sun Jul 22 2018

Fun. Challenging sections but not impossible.

Tue Sep 05 2017

Great trails but can be confusing to navigate the first several times you ride it. Poorly marked directions. Some challenging sections to keep it interesting !

mountain biking
Mon Oct 06 2014

Probably one of the most fun MTB trails in Charlotte. Very technical and choppy, but good fun. If you're new to mountain biking or prefer long flowy downhills, then this trail isn't for you.

running
10 days ago

road biking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

mountain biking
Fri Aug 31 2018

hiking
Sat Jul 21 2018

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