Such a fun route! If someone were traveling through Weaverville with time for only one run (or Mtn bike ride), these are the loops I would recommend. And yes, initially I thought the little loop was a way to tack on extra miles, but it was SO GOOD in its own right and definitely adds a special and necessary component to the overall route.
These trails have it all, buttery smooth (fast) single track, a bit of fun tech, flowy downhills and enough uphill vert to make the legs and lungs work. A word of advise— these particular trails reward the early bird with good morning shade in the summer…plus I wanted to run it before the rattlesnakes warm up. 😉
Overall felt really good. Had to stop a few times to check the gps and took one spectacular digger. Thanks Nate for submitting this route, and Ashly for getting the first women’s time on the board!