Middle Fork

Asheville, North Carolina

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After you take in views from what is known as the "Never Ending Road," you'll dip down through fern-filled woods, small meadows and alongside a small cascading stream. This one is a real beauty. Ride surface is 2.6 miles of single track and 9.2 miles of forest road. Highlights: Gravel roads, views, stream crossings, mud bogs, meadows, open woods, and cascades.
After you take in views from what is known as the "Never Ending Road," you'll dip down through fern-filled woods, small meadows and alongside a small cascading stream. This one is a real beauty. Ride surface is 2.6 miles of single track and 9.2 miles of forest road.

Highlights: Gravel roads, views, stream crossings, mud bogs, meadows, open woods, and cascades.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Asheville
Distance: 11.8
Elevation Gain: 240 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours - intermediate level
Trailhead Elevation: 2,560 feet
Top Elevation: 2,800 feet
Local Contacts: Pisgah National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Middle Fork

Recent Trail Reviews

8/16/2009
0

Wish I could recommend this trail for runners but ,alas, I can't . Maybe a great bike route but avoid this if your a runner. Too many things can go wrong, especially during the summer months when everything is grown up.


3/17/2001
0

Trace ridge is by far the best trail in the wash creek area. But I don't you can fully enjoy the ride by riding up Trace Ridge. I usually ride up the forest road and hit spencer gap. The road is uphill, but not that bad. I think spencer gap is the second gated forest road on your left (not sure though) Actually the first gated road (not marked as a trail) is really fun. It has deteriated down to single track. I rode and never found the end, but the decent kick a$$. Anyhow take a left on spencer gap for a gruelling single track climb. The trail then levels off untill it hits the saddle where a bunch of trials connect. Turn right and you can head on up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Head left down Spencer Creek for a fun ride. But, the best is the climb up Trace Ridge. Get ready for a kick a$$ decent. Super fast and with a lot a rocks. This dumps you back at your car, first having to go over huge woop de doos. I mean huge. Woop-de-doos and I don't get along, especially these, so I don't launch em, or havn't recently. Get warmed up on Fletcher Creek first.



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May 2018