The beginner trail (Tindo) is short and there isn't much elevation gain but it's a little rootier and rockier than I'd expected. Trails are expensive to construct, maintain and repair. It is an undulating track with a steep staircase up the highest pitch.

This is a great place to introduce beginners to genuine singletrack riding, and the intermediate loops will keep the more experienced riders busy. Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance.

The Lake James State Park trail network consists of roughly 15 miles of flowy beginner / intermediate singletrack trail. Support Us | Beginner trail not as much fun. This is not a very technical trail system, but makes for a nice overall ride with great scenery. Company   Most People I encounter are going in the wrong direction. I had a blast on these trails!

Awesome fun. Lake James State Park offers a full menu of activities. Kinda reminds me of certain sections of warrior creek, but with even less climbing. Walk-up camping are available only at certain loops at Jordan Lake and Kerr Lake and at backcountry campsites with self-registration boxes at trailheads. AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. I started my new favorite hobby here. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time! The Paddy's Creek park office and gift shop is open Thursday to Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the park offices and other buildings. Looking for a great trail in Lake James State Park, North Carolina? They seem to close these trails frequently due to rain so when its open don't miss the opportunity to check out these trails. Camping reservations must be done online. We don't have any videos of this trail yet.

now I'm riding all over. Ignoring such closures will cause permanent damage to the trail system and could lead to a citation and fine. 15 miles of brand new purpose built mtn bike singletrack at Lake James State Park in NC. Lake James offers a variety of ways to enjoy the outdoors.

The Lake James State Park trail network consists of roughly 15 miles of flowy beginner / intermediate singletrack trail. With the one way traffic, once you start the 2nd loop then you commit to riding the whole thing.

I utterly shredded this trail. East wimba doesn't flow as well and isn't completely packed in some areas yet( more recently built?) As of 2018, very few roots. Beginner loops are exactly that. Should be perfect for the final weekends of 2015 riding season.

The park is only about 10-15min from I-40, so certainly worth the stop if you're passing through - worth the drive for a daytrip ride...I combined a run to Kitsuma(30mi away) and Lake James and made for a great day of riding. Smooth for the most part.

Singletracks Merch | It was a little wet but they are new trails and will need some time to season. I stick to the west wimba loop because it's pretty fast and has good flow through the woods. Reviews (408) Photos (428) Recordings (376) Michael Arledge reviewed Lake James Mill's Creek Trail. Rollercoaster with some climbs nothing too challenging.

The Tindo Loops offer about 3.5 miles of smooth beginner trails with little elevation change. No great views but the trail does wind by the lake. The mountain bike trails at Lake James State Park opened on National Trails Day, June 7, 2014.The trail system augments a swim beach, bathhouse, picnic areas, foot trails and a maintenance compound that have been opened at the parks Paddys Creek Area since 2010. Changing stall in the trailhead lot, great camping sites in the park, awesome views from the fishing pier (put a line in to relax after my ride), beautiful views up at Linville Gorge, and one of the finest lake swim beaches in NC(seasonal). Great shape for the amount of rain they got and being closed for almost a week, a little more rain due on 10/10/2015. The trail is a flat, easy trek through riparian forest adjacent to Paddy's Creek. As mentioned, not overly technical, but there are plenty of whoops and jumps on the downhills to catch air.

It is still tons of fun.

Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge is Lake James, a 6,510-acre lake with more than 150 miles of shoreline. Check'em out. Great work by the trail builders. I rode these trails yesterday and thought the builders did a great job on them.