This trail system is a one way specific use trail catering to advanced mountain bikers.  Access from Lake Leatherwood.  Riders must negotiate the climb on Miner’s Rock access road to the top.  The fun begins there!

7 Downhill Trails: All Downhill trails are about a mile in length.  To access the Downhill trails, parking available at Leatherwood Sports Field or at Miner’s Rock Parking Lot and coordinate a shuttle ride up to the entrance of the Downhill trails off of Hwy 62W.

DH 1 (Black Diamond)

The jumps on this trail are crafted stone slabs, pieced together. This trail is a true work of trail art, not to be missed

DH 2 Upper (Black Diamond)

Downhill only trail. This upper trail section is primarily flowy consisting of berms with jumps, including one gap jump (watch out, not much of a lip to launch from). Everything has a B-line though, so you aren’t locked in. Further down you’ll find a rock garden that rolls into several drop options.

DH 2 Lower (Black Diamond)

This lower section of the Downhill Challenge trail is decidedly rocker and more technical than the upper section. Make sure you’ve got some spare tubes if you want to play it safe Technically, the trail continues a bit down below the road, but it does involve a road crossing.

DH 3 (Black Diamond)

Massive berms, medium gaps and a woodwork sender, make this trail fast and fun.

DH 4 (Blue)

Beautifully constructed flow trail with rocks armor crossings and steps. An optional rock drop with a nice runout makes this trails fast and fun fall levels.

DH 5 (Blue)

Fun flow trail that rips down the hollow and keeps the speed high with big flowy berms.

DH 6  (Green)

Good place to start and dial in the ride or learning to downhill. Lots of berms and good speed, with some option fun spots to pump the bike and get a little air.

DH 7 (Double Black Diamond)

The crown jewel of the Lake Leatherwood Downhill Trails, this has everything an adrenaline junky craves. Big gaps, a huge sender that overlaps optional lines.



Shuttle Service/Hours:

Thursday Noon-Dark

Friday Noon-Dark

Saturday 9AM-Dark

Sunday 9AM-Dark


  • One day weekend pass (Fri-Sun) $20

  • One day weekday or after 1pm weekend pass $10

  • Two day pass $33.50

  • Three day pass $55

*All prices include taxes and fees

Be sure to check out the current status of the trails before planning your trip.


To access the downhill trails without shuttle service, take the Miners Rock trail loop (multi use) that has the option to go up towards the start of the Downhill trails.