Off The Beaten Track Volume II  A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah  by Jim Parham

Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah Guide Book

by Jim Parham (Milestone Press)
Off The Beaten Track Volume II  A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah  by Jim Parham
In 1992, when Jim Parham wrote Off the Beaten Track, Vol. II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina ­Pisgah, it was the first trail guide to one of the Southeast's oldest and most popular mountain biking destinations. Now after a decade in print, Parham has revised, expanded, and updated this guide to include a total of 62 rides. You'll find all the favorites from the original edition, plus routes from Bent Creek, the newly extablished Dupont State Forest, and more.

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Trails from the "Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah" Guide Book
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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 ...
Asheville, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.9
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 ...
Brevard, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
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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 ...
Asheville, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.8
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 plenty ...
Asheville, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
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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. ...
Hendersonville, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
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 ...
Brevard, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.1
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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 ...
Brevard, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.2
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 ...
Brevard, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.8
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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 whe ...
Hendersonville, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
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 ...
Hendersonville, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.3
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This ride will hammer you. You'll start with a 6-mile climb, the last 1.5 miles of which is a push up steep rock steps. The cliff-top view at the highest point is pretty spectacular - the perfect re ...
Brevard, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.7
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 G ...
Brevard, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.7
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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’ ...
Brevard, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
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 ...
Brevard, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.1
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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 ...
Brevard, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.1
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 ...
Asheville, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.8
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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 ...
Hendersonville, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23.5
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 ...
Brevard, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.4
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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 ...
Waynesville, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.2
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 ...
Hendersonville, NC - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.9
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