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Backside Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (11)

Make your way up a steep gravel road and then climb over 300 stairs to reach the peak.


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0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

1,574' 480 m

High

962' 293 m

Low

612' 187 m

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0' 0 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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Start out at the Linwood Rd parking lot and head off to the trailhead. When you come to a fork, head to the right to go up the Backside Trail. It's mostly a doubletrack gravel access road with some very steep climbs. When you get close to the end, around 370 steps made of wooden timbers lead to the top.

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  4.0 from 11 votes

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  4.0 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#259

in North Carolina

#7,587

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Enjoying the view at the top of the backside trail with Jonny Pneumonic.
Jul 15, 2018 near Besseme…, NC
Another view from the top!
Jul 15, 2018 near Besseme…, NC
There are great views up here. The Easter egg at the end of the trail.
Jul 15, 2018 near Besseme…, NC
Charlotte skyline far in the distance!
Nov 14, 2016 near Besseme…, NC
Communication tower at the top.
Jul 15, 2018 near Besseme…, NC
junction of Tower Trail and Backside Trail
Nov 11, 2019 near Besseme…, NC

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Aug 9, 2020
Jennifer Poston
Steep gravel road with stairs at the end. Reach the peak and have 180 degree views of downtown Charlotte. 0.8mi
Aug 9, 2020
Steve Poston
Hiked this to top and back down
Aug 16, 2019
Cindy Hwang
Mar 24, 2019
Kevin Heimbrook
0.8mi
Nov 8, 2018
Doug Bishop
Oct 20, 2018
Stephen Scott
Sep 3, 2018
Kiril Stoyanov
0.8mi