Lower Sidehill Trail

At A Glance


3.1 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 3.1 (Moderate)
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.


A steep climb near the south end gives way to a sidehill traverse, mostly on old road beds, before descending to lower elevations and smaller hills near the north end. This is one of the more remote-feeling sections of trail in Bent Creek. Passes through a varied forest - from dry pine/oak to moist hemlock/cove hardwoods. Rocky areas and a couple of stream crossings. Passes near research plots, grassy fields, and logged areas.

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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, and it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Lower Sidehill Connector
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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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