Wilson Ridge - Schoolhouse Ridge Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Wilson Ridge - Schoolhouse Ridge Loop is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Collettsville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

over grown

washed out

hiking
4 months ago

From Mortimer Campground up Thorps Creek, down the fire road, down Schoolhouse Ridge, and coming back to Mortimer via Bill Vines Trail is a total of 5.68 miles from trail head to trail head. Mile 3-4 of that loop is an washed out rock filled gully. After the day befores rain it was a bit of a mess. Take plenty of water, thrown in extra, you'll want it.

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I'm giving this trail five stars based on the Schoolhouse ridge part of the loop. I rode up Thorpe's creek which was sort of fifty fifty, lots of dismounting to cross the creek and unrideable sections. The second half of the climb was ok. The Schoolhouse ridge descent is awesome! Unlike anything I've done before in that the steep parts of the descent are all in washed out gulleys, some areas four feet deep and just wide enough for the bike. Really fun, sketchy and only for advanced riders, riding alone I walked one section. I look forward to revisiting this trail and finding a better way up. The folks at the supplies store are real nice and said most people ride a road to the top. Also there was no sign at Zig Zag lane but it starts right across from that store and looked undriveable for my car but may be a good bike route up.