Lower Sidehill Trail

At A Glance


3.1 mi one-way

Steepness: Hilly
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Trail Number: 137A

This trail is located in the Bent Creek area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Bent Creek trails list page.


I recommend riding this from Bent Creek Gap Road down to Boyd Branch road. In this direction, a short, steep climb with loose, medium sized rocks is followed by a delicious downhill (fast and moderately steep/technical) to Laurel Branch road. This is one of the more remote-feeling sections of trail in Bent Creek. Beyond the gravel road and Laurel Branch creek is another short but great downhill, which is fast and bumpy with some banked turns. This section passes through two grassy fields.

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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Lower Sidehill - SW

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.71 mi

Lower Sidehill - NE

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.7 mi

Total Calculated Length: 2.4 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, so it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Lower Sidehill Connector
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