Black Mountain

Brevard, North Carolina

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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 about it: This descent is rough and treacherous, filled with high water bars and hungry rocks. Never mind what any of the signs or maps say: This is an advanced trail for advanced riders. I can’t recall a more pounding descent. Tread: 9.5 miles of rough-and-ready Pisgah singletrack; 0.4 mile of gravel Forest Service road.
Mountain Biking North Carolina

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by Timm Muth (Falcon Guides)

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 about it: This descent is rough and treacherous, filled with high water bars and hungry rocks. Never mind what any of the signs or maps say: This is an advanced trail for advanced riders. I can’t recall a more pounding descent. Tread: 9.5 miles of rough-and-ready Pisgah singletrack; 0.4 mile of gravel Forest Service road.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Brevard
Distance: 9.9
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 2.5 to 4.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 2,200 feet
Top Elevation: 4,100 feet
Local Contacts: Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District (336) 877-3265
Local Maps: USGS Pisgah Forest; USDA Forest Service Pisgah District Trail Map; National Geographic Trails Illustrated Pisgah Ranger District.
Topo Map: Black Mountain Topographic Map
Guide Book: Mountain Biking North Carolina Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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7/10/2009

The Ride: Black Mountain --- Buckhorn and back .. total time 3.5 hours I Started at the parking on the right just before the Rangers Station, I started my ride at exactly 9.am, from the car park I followed a gravel path for about 2 min. then the Black Mountain Trail veered off to the left heading uphill, the start was well marked. The trail climbed on a wide single track, but was nothing serious, and was fairly easy going. Followed the track around and crossed a log bridge over an empty ditch, and continued climbing at an easy pace. After about 15 min. the trail took a left ( Straight on was the Thrift cove Trail) Now the trail started getting steeper, and my gears went to the lowest, but it was still not too bad. My biggest problem I had with the climb was that i was not getting enough traction because of the slippery ground. The climb to Black Mountain took me just under 2 hours. The downhill is pretty mental, and there is no room for errors, it is an extremely bumpy downhill. For more info visit : www.mountainbikemayhem.com

7/21/2006

steady climb on forestry roads followed by one of the sickest downhill sections of single track in the area. Highly Recommend!!!!

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