Thrift Cove

Brevard, North Carolina

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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 distance by combining this with the Sycamore Cove Trail via Grass Road. All 4 miles are on single-track. Highlights: Grassy surface, fern glades, meadows, mud bogs, rhododendron tunnels, and open woods.
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 distance by combining this with the Sycamore Cove Trail via Grass Road. All 4 miles are on single-track. Highlights: Grassy surface, fern glades, meadows, mud bogs, rhododendron tunnels, and open woods.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Brevard
Length: 5
Elevation Gain: 760 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 30 minutes to 1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 2,160 feet
Top Elevation: 2,920 feet
Local Contacts: Pisgah National Forest
Topo Map: Thrift Cove Topographic Map
Guide Book: Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah Guide Book
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7/10/2009

I actually did this loop in combination with Black Mountain Trail. This trail starts at a parking on the Right, just before you get to the Rangers Office. This loop ( Thrift Cove and a section of Black Mountain) is a really nice easy loop that can be taken both clock wise and counter clock wise. I myself climbed the Thrift Cove and down Black Mountain. I would recommend doing this loop very early or late, to avoid crowds and this will give you the full benefit of the fast descent. This loop will take between about 20 - 40 min. The trail is well marked and suitable for all levels

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