Pressley Gap

Brevard, North Carolina

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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 track 1.4 miles, forest road 4 miles, and pavement 1 mile. Highlights: Views, timber cuts, grassy road, diagonal log water breaks, and short pushes.
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 track 1.4 miles, forest road 4 miles, and pavement 1 mile. Highlights: Views, timber cuts, grassy road, diagonal log water breaks, and short pushes.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Brevard
Distance: 9.3
Elevation Gain: 1,240 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours - intermediate level
Trailhead Elevation: 2,160 feet
Top Elevation: 3,400 feet
Local Contacts: Pisgah National Forest
Topo Map: Pressley Gap Topographic Map
Guide Book: Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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7/16/2009

Don't get me wrong with the very low rating, although you will have a really sweet if what bumpy downhill, this is definitely the lazy person's version ( that doesn't even take you as far as Black Mountain). I strongly believe that a notorious downhill mayhem should be earned, and not taken. There are some fantastic Mountain Biking trails that lead to the Top of Black Mountain that should be considered before following a graveled road to the top as this guide suggests. For example Turkey Pen to Black Mountain, or Club Gap to Black Mountain etc. Black Mountain is a "Must Do " Trail, but not the way this guide describes it. Ride Safe www.mountainbikemayhem.com

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