Mountain Biking Trails Found In This Area

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... Preview: As you meander through a somewhat confusing network of trails, you'll notice that blue-blazed trails seem to head off in all directions. This is the best and easiest route through the maze. The retu ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 2.9 miles   
... Preview: After a grunt of a climb you'll find a trail that snakes along the top of a knife-like ridge with cliff-top views of Looking Glass Rock and Clawhammer Mountain. Short sections are so technical it see ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 6.5 miles   
... Preview: The nearly 10 miles of doubletrack and singletrack open for biking in Bent Creek Experimental Forest are comprised of a 6.5-mile loop, with a 1.6-mile one-way out-and-back (3.2 miles total) tacked on ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 9.7 miles   
... Preview: Betty Heinous, while not quite in the same league as her big brother Mo’, is a fast, hair-raising run that will have you alternately grabbing all the brakes you can and letting them go to hope for the ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 12.8 miles   
... Preview: In some parts the trail is a smooth dirt highway; in other parts it’s frame-buckling, rocky madness and wheel-wide cliff ledges. There are climbs that an alpaca would struggle with and descents that w ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 12.9 miles   
... Preview: This is a very arduous ride going from 2600 ft. to 4100 ft. That’s the first 13 miles. Hang on, you’ll drop from Sassafras Gap to Big Creek in no time, losing that same 1500 ft. in just over a mile! T ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 18.8 miles   
... Preview: Simply put, this is one of the top three descents in the entire forest. It should be on the “A” list for any rider who requires enormous doses of heartbreak, challenge, and adrenaline. Make no bones a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 9.9 miles   
... Preview: This is one of Panthertown's more popular rides. It takes you down alongside Panthertown Creek, up to Cold Mountain Gap trailhead and then back down to Greenland Creek. From here you'll climb to Mac ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume I: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - The Smokies
Cashiers , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.5 miles   
... Preview: If you don't mind getting your feet wet, you'll love this ride. There are no fewer than twelve stream crossings. Don't worry - the ride on the gravel road back to the start will give your shoes plen ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 7 miles   
... Preview: Bridal Veil Falls has to be on your “don’t miss it” list for Dupont. Getting there this way requires a wet river crossing, but until the right-of-way dispute with AGFA is settled, it’s the best way. T ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Hendersonville , NC - Mountain Biking - 5 miles   
... Preview: If you can take the four-mile climb at the beginning in stride, you'll love the ridge ride that follows. In places the mountain falls off on both sides only a few feet from the trail. Ride surface i ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 10.1 miles   
... Preview: The first three miles is mostly uphill and it takes some pushing to get over Buckwheat Knob, but the descent to the creek is a real treat. You'll enjoy the views from the gravel road. Ride surface is ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.2 miles   
... Preview: This seven-mile-plus loop uses nearly five miles of singletrack and a little over two miles of forest service road for what is a technical journey deep into Pisgah's woods. Plan for a couple of hour' ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.25 miles   
... Preview: Some of this trail is just simply insane. We rode up a waterfall; we rode down several small cliff faces. Sometimes you’ll be afraid to continue, and sometimes you’ll be too terrified to stop. The des ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 11.3 miles   
... Preview: After a long climb on forest roads you'll find a wide trail up to Butter Gap and the foot of Cedar Rock's cliffs. Check your brake cables because the last 3.5 miles are all downhill. Ride surface is ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 11.8 miles   
... Preview: The Canaan Land Loop is a 7.5-mile combination trail (5.7-mile loop with an out-and-back spur; the spur is .9 mile one way) that gives the rider a glimpse into the past of Panthertown Valley. The rid ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains
Cashiers , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.5 miles   
... Preview: This may well be the most purely fun trail available in all of Pisgah National Forest. The climb is relatively mild, the waterfall is spectacular, and the descent will have you waking up the next morn ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 5.2 miles   
... Preview: Want to see some of the major features of Dupont, but don’t want to work too hard? Here’s your ride. You’ll see several large waterfalls, the covered bridge, pavillions, and other sights. If and when ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Hendersonville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8 miles   
... Preview: This ride really has a lot of everything, from smooth single track to large expanses of exposed granite. You might subtitle this ride “Slickrock East.” Ascents and descents on expansive slabs of grani ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Hendersonville , NC - Mountain Biking - 11.3 miles   
... Preview: Climbing steeply on single track from the historic Cradle of Forestry, this trail works its way up and over into the popular Avery Creek drainage area. A forest road with a fantastic view of Looking ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 10.7 miles   
... Preview: Only half of the Coontree Loop is open to bikes. It’s got a pretty steep pitch and is better for going down than up. This route takes you up Bennett Gap Trail to the gap and then down Coontree. You’ll ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 6.5 miles   
... Preview: The historic Cradle of Forestry is where today’s modern forestry practices have their roots, both literally and figuratively. This ride encircles the cradle region, covering much of the same ground wh ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 11.1 miles   
... Preview: It's a bit of a push to the ridge, but once you're there the extra effort is long forgotten. The grassy woods, open meadows and cliff-top views heighten your senses, while some technical riding sharp ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 4.1 miles   
... Preview: The cove of Daniel Ridge Creek may just be the most peaceful, beautiful place you have ever seen. Words cannot do justice to the wonder of this place, where the air, the stream, the rocks, and the tre ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 4.8 miles   
... Preview: This is a fun loop using Bent Creek’s more popular seasonal trails. Parts follow the Demonstration Trail where you’ll find interpretive signs describing aspects of the forest. Expect to see other trai ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 6.8 miles   
... Preview: With the multitude of trails in Dupont, the area just begs for epic rides. Here’s one that takes in a good deal of the forest, including many of the classic attractions as well as some of the more rem ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Hendersonville , NC - Mountain Biking - 23.5 miles   
... Preview: Another fine intermediate ride from Bent Creek’s tamer south side. Explorer is a perfect choice for introducing someone to the exquisite pleasure of zooming downhill (someone you like and want to enjo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8.7 miles   
... Preview: This is not a ride for someone with bad knees. A long climb is followed by a great ride along the ridge and then a very steep downhill that requires a fair amount of carrying. Ride surface is 5.6 mi ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 10.4 miles   
... Preview: Starting in the high meadows between Shining Rock and Middle Prong Wilderness, this ride connects with the Blue Ridge Parkway, passes the Devil’s Courthouse, and goes through a tunnel. Don’t let the f ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Waynesville , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.2 miles   
... Preview: This ride takes in the all the best the Flatwoods has to offer. Short but tough climbs, whoops on the downhills, a waterfall, smooth single track, and a sprinkling of technical sections. There’s an ol ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Hendersonville , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.9 miles   
... Preview: The most level terrain in Dupont State Forest is in (where else?) the Flatwoods area. Still, there’s not much of it. This short route takes advantage of the scarce flats and makes a good ride for thos ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Hendersonville , NC - Mountain Biking - 1.5 miles   
... Preview: This route is the next step up in difficulty when it comes to riding in the Flatwoods. It’s longer, there are some technical sections, and there are some hills to climb. You get to go down a few, too, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Hendersonville , NC - Mountain Biking - 6.2 miles   
... Preview: Fletcher Creek is a good ride for intermediates to hone their skills on. The long spin out the Never-Ending Road warms you up plenty, then gets you ready for the drop back along the singletrack. Altho ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 9.4 miles   
... Preview: This is a great ride for all ability levels. Starting on what is known by the locals as the "Never Ending Road," you'll ride out to the headwaters of Fletcher Creek and then you and the stream will b ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 9.1 miles   
... Preview: It's easy to understand why this area is so popular among mountain bikers. The mixed hardwood forest provides plenty of shade on those hot, midsummer rides. And in the winter, after leaf fall, expan ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 9 miles   
... Preview: A difficult ride that takes in a portion of the Flatwoods, then heads off to explore the more remote sections of Grassy and then Briery Creek. You’ll find it a mixture of sandy, rocky trails and smoot ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Hendersonville , NC - Mountain Biking - 9.8 miles   
... Preview: With views of Looking Glass Rock, John Rock and several high waterfalls, this is an appealing scenic ride. Throw in four miles of great single track and you've got something special. Highlights: Rho ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 9.8 miles   
... Preview: For most cyclists, the name of this ride does not denote its nature. This popular route is none too hard as it climbs the same spine as the Blue Ridge Parkway. You’ll pass a spring (look for the pipe ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 6 miles   
... Preview: This ride begins with a forest road climb and views that rival any in Pisgah—just make sure you look over your shoulder on the way up. You’ll easily spot Pilot Rock and Slate Rock hanging on the mount ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 12.2 miles   
... Preview: This is a moderate ride with some really fun single track. The climbs and descents are very gradual while at times the trail is rocky. You’ll especially enjoy the views and the small whoops on the way ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8.1 miles   
... Preview: This is a superb adrenaline run that will slap a grin on your face to last the rest of the day. There are downhills that score about a 9 on the fun factor and sweet, swooping descents, surprisingly sm ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 11.5 miles   
... Preview: Bordering the Shining Rock Wilderness, this rocky old road bed traverses the high ridges above Wash Hollow and Graveyard Fields. The trail is practically level, but it’s so full of boulders that ridin ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Waynesville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8 miles   
... Preview: Though I generally don’t like out-and-backs, this one rates up there as a great ride. It’s a straightforward ride, with no turns to worry about, and a relatively easy climb—for 1,400-foot elevation ga ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 12.4 miles   
... Preview: This ride starts out with one of the best single track climbs in Pisgah; all but the last half-mile to the top is pure joy. Well honed technical skills make getting back down a treat in itself. You' ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 13.5 miles   
... Preview: This nice ride that climbs to Ingles Field Gap is somewhat tough, but also a lot of fun since there is so much downhill that follows. Much of the track is smooth with the occasional sprinkling of rock ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8.3 miles   
... Preview: Little Hickory Top is an excellent ride for someone who wants to venture up onto the high trails, but who isn’t up for the speed of Ingles Field Gap or the technical challenges of Betty and Mo’ Heinou ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 10.3 miles   
... Preview: Dropping 1,800 feet in 2 miles insists that there’ll be insane amounts of speed over some awfully scary terrain, regardless of your personal level of comfort. This is, quite simply, a downhill by whic ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 6.6 miles   
... Preview: There are only two words for this trail: water bars. They’re big, they’re ugly, and there’s an entire army of them waiting along Long Branch Loop to test your suspension and your mettle. Sometimes you ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 8 miles   
... Preview: Just got that new mountain bike or want to take the kids out for a spin and skip the single track? This is the ride for you. You’ll go from the pretty arboretum grounds, out and around Lake Powhatan, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 5.9 miles   
... Preview: You may want to use this as a prelude to taking on more of Bent Creek’s trails. The warm-up begins with a forest road climb followed by a short, steep, rocky ascent onto Lower Sidehill. The last half ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 4.5 miles   
... Preview: Get ready for a preeminent ride with an easy singletrack warm-up, one big dose of pain on the way up, then nothing but fun for the rest of the ride. This is one of the most enjoyable descents in Bent ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8.2 miles   
... Preview: If you like a long warm-up, then want to spice up things a bit, this is a good trail for you. Never-Ending Road gives you plenty of time to work the kinks out. A quick descent over small rocks and roo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 12.1 miles   
... Preview: After you take in views from what is known as the "Never Ending Road," you'll dip down through fern-filled woods, small meadows and alongside a small cascading stream. This one is a real beauty. Ri ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 11.8 miles   
... Preview: This downhill should be attempted only by riders who are either very secure in their bike-handling skills or don’t mind crashing and bleeding (I’m still carrying the scars from this one). The locals r ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 9.9 miles   
... Preview: A long mountainous loop, mostly on gravel roads, takes you from the Avery Creek area up and over the ridge to the upper stretches of South Mills River, starting and ending at the Pink Beds. Ride sur ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 19.6 miles   
... Preview: Do you love to jump your bike and sail through the air off smooth, rounded water bars? Do you cherish those fleeting airborne moments when gravity no longer pins you to the earth? If you answered Yes! ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 6 miles   
... Preview: You’ll enjoy this one going either direction, so when you finish it one way, turn around and ride it in reverse. Either way, you’ll ride up (and I mean up!) to the northern boundary of the forest, onl ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8.9 miles   
... Preview: With its short but steep hills, this trail is great by itself or it can be a nice addition to any of the rides leaving from the district ranger station. Ride surface is 4 miles of single track and 0. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 4.3 miles   
... Preview: Easy, with a few hills and several suspension bridge river crossings, this ride takes you up the South Mills River to an old lodge chimney. Built in 1890, the historic lodge itself was moved in 1970 ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.2 miles   
... Preview: If you’re looking for a really difficult ride in Bent Creek, this might just fit the bill. It has a lot of climbing, a steep, loose, rock downhill, and some technical washouts to negotiate. The sectio ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8.4 miles   
... Preview: Here’s a short route that is a good introduction to both climbing hills and trail riding. It is entirely within the North Carolina Arboretum, so it makes a great hunting season option as well. You’ll ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 3.5 miles   
... Preview: This high-elevation, flat-bottomed valley is full of trails and this route is the easiest. You'll start with a descent over loose rocks and then circle the flattest part of the valley along sandy tra ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume I: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - The Smokies
Cashiers , NC - Mountain Biking - 4.7 miles   
... Preview: This 4.6-mile combination trail (a 2.8-mile loop with an out-and-back spur; the spur is .9 each way) is a great introduction to the interior of Panthertown Valley. Mostly level, moderately technical, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains
Cashiers , NC - Mountain Biking - 4.6 miles   
... Preview: This ride starts out exactly the same as the Bennett Gap ride by climbing steadily up to a clifftop view. From there the downhill adventure begins. Experts will love trying to clean the first rocky pi ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 5.5 miles   
... Preview: With equal amounts of single track and gravel roads, this is quite the ride. You'll enjoy testing your skills on the log bridges and rutted hills while taking in views of John Rock, several waterfall ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 8.4 miles   
... Preview: This ride takes you up Slate Rock Creek and past two waterfalls before making a steep jump up onto Slate Rock itself. Slate Rock is a large outcropping of stone hanging above Pilot Cove. Take in the f ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.1 miles   
... Preview: High-altitude trails at their best, with spectacular views of John, Cedar, and Looking Glass Rocks. You’ll circle the top of Pilot Mountain. Watch for the hidden turn just past Farlow Gap. If you miss ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 11.1 miles   
... Preview: This ride contains what may be the most technically challenging descent in the entire forest. Dropping more than 1,400 feet in just over 2 miles is the easy part. You feel like you’re riding on the bo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 14.5 miles   
... Preview: I’d consider this trail the perfect sampler for a novice rider who has bellied up to Pisgah’s fat tire feast for the first time. Pine Tree offers up enough fun to get friends hooked on riding, and eno ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 5.4 miles   
... Preview: The Pink Beds is just about as easy a trail as you’ll find in Pisgah. It doesn’t drop more than 40 feet in elevation along its entire length. And yet, it’s still Pisgah, with enough roots, rocks, and ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 5.4 miles   
... Preview: This loop of approximately 7.75 miles has a bit of every surface: singletrack, doubletrack, gravel road--even a tiny piece of pavement. The grade stays relatively flat, which makes the Pink Beds a go ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.75 miles   
... Preview: Starting and finishing at the ranger station, this ride combines easy streamside riding with a 4-mile climb and good technical downhill single track. Ride surface: single track 2.9 miles, double trac ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 9.3 miles   
... Preview: The majority of this ride is on forest roads, including all the climbs and descents, which moderates its difficulty. Some may find the last stretch of single track a bit technical. It parallels the pa ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 4.8 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: With 10 stream and river crossings, you’re certain not to get overheated, and except for the short climb over Pea Gap, you never leave the water’s edge. Steer clear of this ride altogether in cold wea ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.8 miles   
... Preview: You'll find this to be one of Panthertown's more remote rides with an exploratory feeling to it. After a spin down alongside Panthertown Creek, you'll spend a good deal of time working your way out t ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume I: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - The Smokies
Cashiers , NC - Mountain Biking - 10.5 miles   
... Preview: A fun loop for someone who isn’t up for the climb to the top of the ridge. Also a good introductory run for beginners who want to try their hand at some true singletrack. Descents vary from rail smoot ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.6 miles   
... Preview: This Slate Rock is a large stone outcropping which hangs above Pilot Cove at just over 3600 feet. This short ride takes you to the top of the rock for the view and then immediately back down. It’s ste ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 3.9 miles   
... Preview: The technical and aerobic challenges of this seven-mile loop (over five miles of which is singletrack, the remainder on a lightly graveled road) have a large return. The scenery along the bowl formed ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 7 miles   
... Preview: The view—oh-my-god, the view! Slate Rock perches 500 feet or so above the cove floor, with a breathtaking 180-degree view of the cove and an incredible profile of Pilot Rock across the way. Certainly ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 3.9 miles   
... Preview: We affectionately call this loop the Bataan Death Ride; it’s not especially fun, but it will test your mettle. Once fooled into believing it was a 3-hour cruise (yeah, I know, us and Gilligan), a crew ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 19.2 miles   
... Preview: This is the longest ride in this book, so allow plenty of time. The multiple stream and river crossings take their toll, but the ride is guaranteed to keep you cool on a hot summer day! Ride surfac ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 23.9 miles   
... Preview: A long steady forest road climb sets the mood for the first seven miles of this ride. You’ll like the views and sweeping turns. Once you cross to the other side of the watershed, it’s a single track r ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 10.9 miles   
... Preview: A number of nice trails drop off of South Ridge Road. Here’s the best way to try them all in one ride. In keeping with the “Sidehill” tradition of Bent Creek, I called this ride Southside and omitted ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8.4 miles   
... Preview: With relatively few hills, this ride is jazzed up by some rather technical creek crossings and narrow hillside trails. Expect to get muddy on this one, especially after wet weather. The ride surface ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8.1 miles   
... Preview: This is a great ride for someone looking to do some spinning and have some technical fun without spending all day or working all that hard. It’s also a perfect trail to give novice riders a chance to ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8.2 miles   
... Preview: Taking advantage of gravel roads for most of the climbing, this ride takes you out and up to a ridge just below the Blue Ridge Parkway. You'll return on the fairly technical single track of the Spenc ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 8 miles   
... Preview: Heading into one of Pisgah’s more remote regions, this is a ride of epic proportions. Allow plenty of time and don’t go unprepared (Read: have plenty of food and hydration). You’ll follow rivers, clim ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 24.4 miles   
... Preview: Following the upper reaches of French Broad River, this route takes you to a hidden 60-foot waterfall. Don't let the distance fool you; there is one very steep hill climb. The ride surface is 1.6 mi ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 6 miles    BestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This is the first trail you come to as you enter the national forest from Brevard on U.S. 276. It climbs quickly up through a fern glade to the ridgeline and then rolls slowly downward along the ridg ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 4.7 miles   
... Preview: This relatively flat area gets its name from the abundance of pink flowering plants. You won't see many flowers during the winter months, but you will enjoy the gently rolling terrain. Ride surface ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 8.5 miles   
... Preview: Only minutes from the ranger station, this trail works its way slowly up the cove on a grassy logging road before returning by way of the Black Mountain Trail along Thrift Creek. You can double your ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 5 miles   
... Preview: This four-mile classic climb-and-drop (two miles up, two miles down) doubletrack loop can be used as the starting point for at least 12 more singletrack miles adjoining it. Thrift Cove has been descr ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 4 miles   
... Preview: Think of this trail as Black Mountain Extra, Extra Light. It’s got a respectable (if smooth-surfaced) climb up Thrift Cove, then returns along the lower section of Black Mountain. The descent back dow ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 3.7 miles   
... Preview: Trace Ridge is one of the must-do classic descents in Pisgah National Forest. It’s the kind of run that can shock you, rock you, melt your brakes, and leave you with scars to remember it by. The climb ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.2 miles   
... Preview: A gem at the Avery Creek system. You'll double your visual pleasure as this ride takes you within a short hike of a double waterfall. Two creeks tumble over a cliff side by side. Ride surface is 2. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Brevard , NC - Mountain Biking - 6.1 miles   
... Preview: This trail is a perfect warm-up—or cool-down—for any of the other trails off the Trace Ridge Trailhead. Fun, frisky, a good chance to stretch your legs a little to get the blood flowing. And most folk ... Related information:... From the guidebook Mountain Biking North Carolina
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 1.8 miles   
... Preview: A great ride for the beginner who wants a try at single track riding. It's short and all the single track is downhill. This is also a nice addition to any of the other rides in the Fletcher Creek ar ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Asheville , NC - Mountain Biking - 1.8 miles   
... Preview: On this ride you’ll see four of the major waterfalls within Dupont, and get a good idea of the development that went awry. Single track trails lead you onto gravel development roads and back onto sing ... Related information:... From the guidebook Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
Hendersonville , NC - Mountain Biking - 7.8 miles   

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