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Finch Park
Trail Information
Nearest City: Lexington, NC
How to get there: From Charlotte travel I-85 North: Take Exit 94 off of I-85 and go toward town on Old Hwy. 64 which becomes Raleigh Rd. Go about 6 tenths of a mile, then turn left onto Paul Beck Rd. The entrance to the park is the first driveway to the right.

From Winston-Salem or anywhere north of Lexington on Hwy. 52: From North Main street in Lexington, turn onto east 5th street. The street will change into Raleigh road after the Davidson Plaza (Burger King, Blockbuster, K-Mart) you will stay on Raleigh rd. past the Correctional Center and over a small bridge. Finch Park is on your right, but the entrance to the park is off the next road on your right at the top of the hill (Paul Beck Rd.)

Trail Length: 3.5 miles
Trail Description: The trail is not well marked, but there are a couple of laminated signs stapled to trees saying "this way". There are small bridges at creek crossings and one place where the trail zig-zags back and forth across a dry creek bed. You can pick up a lot of speed here and get some air time popping up on the other side! There are also a few very steep ravines to brave, but they have alternate bypass paths for those who don't care for that kind of thing. The trail's short enough that you can ride it two or three times and enjoy the fun spots again!
Other Info: Mostly singletrack, but there is one section that is shared with 4-wheelers.

 

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Date Ridden: 07/18/2013  -  raidermtb of china grove, nc
Route Taken: This trail really sucks bad when you pull into the park about fifty feet through the gate you see the a trail on both sides of the road. I took the one on the left the trail is over grown there's trees down across the trail about three min into the ride you go down in this big gully looks like someone has been driving suv's through it you can't tell wich way the trail go anymore. Then you come on this big clibm to get back out of this mud pit I never in my life seen so many roots in one spot In my life. A root garden is a understatement these roots had there own sip code. This place is almost beyond repair and is a death trap. Don't plan on going back.
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Date Ridden: 01/10/2002  -  James Stokes of Salisbury, NC
Route Taken: As you enter the park, the trailhead is on the right side of the road about 3 car lengths from the gate. It is marked with a green wooden post (maybe there used to be a sign on the post). Drive on down and park in the parking area, then pedal back to enter at the green post. The end of the trail is on the other side of the road. I entered at the green post and rode the trail counter-clockwise. If you ride the trail backwards, it will be mostly uphill.
Opinions: The trail was not very technical in the beginning, but got more difficult as it neared the creek. One branch of the creek is dry, and it was a lot of fun zooming down one side and jumping up the other. As the trail follows the creek, it crosses several steep ravines which are a blast going down and a real challenge to climb! There are detours for those who don't want to risk the ravines. The trail is short, but is a good workout. Since it's only 20 minutes from where I live, I'll be back to do laps! With a little bit of work, this trail could be top notch!
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Date Ridden: 01/10/2002  -  James Stokes of Salisbury, NC
Route Taken: As you enter the park, the trailhead is on the right side of the road about 3 car lengths from the gate. It is marked with a green wooden post (maybe there used to be a sign on the post). Drive on down and park in the parking area, then pedal back to enter at the green post. The end of the trail is on the other side of the road. I entered at the green post and rode the trail counter-clockwise. If you ride the trail backwards, it will be mostly uphill.
Opinions: The trail was not very technical in the beginning, but got more difficult as it neared the creek. One branch of the creek is dry, and it was a lot of fun zooming down one side and jumping up the other. As the trail follows the creek, it crosses several steep ravines which are a blast going down and a real challenge to climb! There are detours for those who don't want to risk the ravines. The trail is short, but is a good workout. Since it's only 20 minutes from where I live, I'll be back to do laps! With a little bit of work, this trail could be top notch!
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