Rocky Knob Bike Park Pump Track

Rocky Knob pump track illustration

The Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park is a 185 acre park located in Boone, North Carolina that has more than 8-miles of single-track mountain bike trails. The park also has a Kids in Parks Pump TRACK Trail. A pump track is a unique mountain bike course where riders can learn, practice and master the basic skills of mountain biking. Be sure to wear protective gear on the track. Stay safe, and have fun!

The Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park is a 185 acre park located in Boone, North Carolina. The park is operated by the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Boone Area Cyclists. The park offers more than 8-miles of exciting single-track trails—that are also accessible by hikers and runners—that offer varying degrees of difficulty. There are also four “skills” areas located along the trails with features designed to test the advanced rider’s skillset.

Part of the Watauga County Parks and Recreation system, the Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park was developed through a partnership with the Boone Area Cyclists and the Watauga County Tourism Development Authority as unique park where riders can learn and develop mountain bike skills. The park features four skills development areas including the signature PBJ Trail -- a trail featuring an assortment of pumps, berms, and jumps. Hikers, trail runners, and families can enjoy the trails too.

The Pump TRACK Trail is another mountain bike feature located at Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park. Connected to the parking-lot, the pump track offers a series of rollers and berms designed to help riders learn, practice and master the basic skills of mountain biking. The ultimate goal is to smoothly ride over the obstacles and “pump” your way around the entire course without pedaling.

Kids in Parks partnered with Watauga County and the Boone Area Cyclists to create educational signs stationed around the track. Each sign contains illustrations and text, as well as a QR code video link, to help teach the skills needed to be more successful on the course.

In addition to the trails and pump track at Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park, there are restrooms, a picnic shelter and a playground.

The pump track is a great place to hone your mountain bike skills. Brush up with these tutorial videos!

 

Track an adventure here
Sticker for bike TRACK Trail

Location Details

Recreational Features: Mountain Bike Trails, Picnic Tables, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Closed in winter
Overview shot of the pump track with mountains in the background
Kiosk sign for the pump track
Instructional sign in front of the pump track
Instructional sign showing a pre-ride checklist

Adventures for Rocky Knob Bike Park Pump Track

Pumping instructional sign
Biking

Pumping

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00 mile
Pumping is the essential skill used to make your bike travel the entire course without pedaling. Pumping is the act of shifting your body weight and absorbing forces to increase your momentum.

Directions

US-421
Boone, NC 28607
Latitude: 36.223287000000
Longitude: -81.626540000000

Rocky Knob Park is located on US 421 just east of Boone city limits. From downtown, take US 421 S towards Wilkesboro. The park is located just off 421 on the right 7/10 of a mile past Bamboo Road and the Marathon Gas Station.

Entrance Coordinates: 36.223287,-81.62654

Partners

The Rocky Knob Pump TRACK Trail was made possible through partnerships formed by the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department and the Boone Area Cyclists, with funds provided by several private and corporate donors (a full list can be found on the trail’s kiosk sign).