Betty Heinous Loop

Asheville, North Carolina

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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 best. This loop includes a brutal climb up Ingles Field Gap, the bonzai run down Betty, root-hopping along Lower Sidehill, then a final grind up one side of Sidehill and a bobsled run down the other. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is a girly run, no matter what the name says. Tread: 8.9 miles of singletrack; 1.4 miles of old Forest Service road/doubletrack; 2.5 miles of gated gravel road.
Mountain Biking North Carolina

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Mountain Biking North Carolina

by Timm Muth (Falcon Guides)

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 best.

This loop includes a brutal climb up Ingles Field Gap, the bonzai run down Betty, root-hopping along Lower Sidehill, then a final grind up one side of Sidehill and a bobsled run down the other. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is a girly run, no matter what the name says. Tread: 8.9 miles of singletrack; 1.4 miles of old Forest Service road/doubletrack; 2.5 miles of gated gravel road.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Asheville
Distance: 12.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 2,050 feet
Top Elevation: 3,150 feet
Local Contacts: Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District (336) 877-3265
Local Maps: USGS Dunsmore Mountain; USDA Forest Service Pisgah District Trail Map; National Geographic Trails Illustrated Pisgah Ranger District.
Driving Directions: Directions to Betty Heinous Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

7/1/2010
1

The downhill portion of this trail has been renamed Green's Lick. Green's Lick is the best CC down-hill in Asheville. Two miles of smooth downhill are the perfect reward for the climg up IFC and Hard Times trails. The previous reviews about poison ivy and poison oak are no longer applicable. These trailes get used so much that it is pretty beaten back. At 13 miles, this can be combined with other routes to make it an epic.


12/5/2000
0

Kick ass trail. Really steep in sections. Stay away from in summer unless you have some anti-poisen ivy stuff. When the trail leaves 5-points, its like riding through a tunnel of poisen ivy. Does any one know where the road actually ends?? I've heard it called the lost road to Enka. Keep a look out for the singletrack on your left, this is the fun stuff.



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Apr 2018