Lower Sidehill Trail

At A Glance


3.1 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 3.1
Steepness: Hilly
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Trail Number: 137A


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.

Intersecting Trails

  • Lower Sidehill Connector
  • 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.

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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: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 1.71 mi

    Lower Sidehill - NE

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 0.7 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 2.4 mi

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



    Average Rating: 5.0 (rated 1 times)

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    Mandy Warren said: If you're looking for a bit of a challenge than this one is perfect! Beautiful views! However it is a bit steep with loose gravel and lots of mud so I'd definitely be careful. Otherwise it's tons of fun.

    Saturday, September 1 2018 8:12pm

    Scottyray said: Not rideable up very steep with loose rock and slick dirt. The decent will raise you heart level fast as it is very steep.

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 10:19am
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