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North Carolina

Piney Knob Trail System

Piney Knob Trail System, 15 miles of recreational hiking and mountain biking trails on the 700+ acre Murphy Watershed property off of Piney Knob Hill Road. All trails are dirt single-track trails and built in accordance with International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) standards.

photo: Get some air on the 700+ acre Murphy Watershed property. Photo by Piney Knob Trail System.

Length: 13.50 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Mountain Bike Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Piney Knob Hill Road, Murphy, NC 28906
State(s): North Carolina
Counties: Cherokee
Longitude: -84.014634
Latitude: 35.142841

Driving Directions

From Murphy, NC head east on US 129/US-74. At the Casino turn left onto State Road 1370/Regal Road. Go .3 miles and turn right onto Piney Knob Hill Road. Cross the railroad tracks and go up the small gravel road (there are several roads/driveways- use the small one straight across the tracks) through the yellow gates. Go 1.1 miles to the parking area and the gated entry to the trails.

Description

The town of Murphy, North Carolina is working to construct 22.3 miles of recreational hiking and mountain biking trails on the 700+ acre Murphy Watershed property off of Piney Knob Hill Road. The second phase of the project is nearing completion and 7 miles of trails are now open (15 miles in May 2020). Please note that construction is ongoing so we ask all users to please stay on marked trails.

All trails are dirt single-track trails and will be built in accordance with International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) standards.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Boardwalk
Gravel
Rock, smooth
Soil, compacted

Elevation Low Point: 1,604
Elevation High Point: 2,014
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
2021

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Public Contact:
Eddie Sylvestor
Project Manager
Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association
PO Box 542
Hayesville, NC 28904
8288372510
[email protected]

 

Photos

Get some air on the 700+ acre Murphy Watershed property. Photo by Piney Knob Trail System.

Get some air on the 700+ acre Murphy Watershed property. Photo by Piney Knob Trail System.

Over 700 acres to hike and bike on. Photo by Piney Knob Trail System.

Over 700 acres to hike and bike on. Photo by Piney Knob Trail System.

 

Hike or bike on the Piney Knob Trail System. Photo by Piney Knob Trail System.

Hike or bike on the Piney Knob Trail System. Photo by Piney Knob Trail System.

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