Mountain Biking North Carolina
by Timm Muth (Falcon Guides)
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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.
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steady climb on forestry roads followed by one of the sickest downhill sections of single track in the area. Highly Recommend!!!!
This is a convenient, fast access trail ride for me. It starts on Hwy 276 from a parking area on the right just as you pass the entrance to Davidson River Campground. It is a good climb up thrift cove and then a fast technical Black Mountain downhill to the finish. If you take a left onto Black Mountain trail and ride it "backwards", it''s a technical climb uphill and then a superb downhill descent on Thrift Cove. It is fast and fun. The whole ride can easily be done in 45 minutes to an hour with sight seeing included. Enjoy!
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