Mo' Heinous

Asheville, North Carolina 28810

Mo' Heinous

Mo' Heinous Professional Review and Guide

"This downhill should be attempted only by riders who are either very secure in their bike-handling skills or don’t mind crashing and bleeding (I’m still carrying the scars from this one). The locals rated the entry to Mo’ Heinous a tech 4+ on a scale of 5, which should give you reason to pause right there. The initial drop-in requires total commitment; this deep, steepsided gully offers only one choice of lines and no exit except out the bottom. After the initial scare, the trail slips through some very tight and sudden switchbacks, over a number of major water bars, then starts to drop again.

The next few miles are insanely fast, down old Forest Service road doubletrack, around blind corners, and over more water bars. This ride is brutal, sick, and pounding, and will have even the most jaded of hammerheads working to unclench their brake hands and clean that wide-eyed, post-trauma look from their faces. Tread: 5.5 miles of singletrack; 2.1 miles of old Forest Service road and doubletrack; 2.6 miles of gated gravel road."

Mo' Heinous Reviews

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This trail no longer exists. The Mo' Heinous portion of the trail has been abandoned due to the unsafe conditions. The Betty Heinous trail has been renamed Greens Lick.
Unless you're riding with a local get a map of bent creek from one of the area bike shops. I followed Timm Muths loop. Most of the climb was easy I was in the middle ring until I got to the IFG connector. Then it gets steep and rocky. The poison oak, ivy or whatever it is is horrible on the TM Parkway get some TecNu if you plan on riding this section. The entrance and first few sections of MO are BAD. Lower your seat and check your brakes or you'll be paying for it real quick. This part of the trail is extreme if you don't have the right bike setup and handling skills, serious pain could be in your future. Once you get to Plain Heinous you can really pick up some speed as the trail opens up. The rest is just dodging rocks as you scream down the mountain.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
1.5 to 2.5 hours
2,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,400 feet
Top Elevation
Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District (336) 877-3265
Local Contacts
USGS Dunsmore Mountain; USDA Forest Service Pisgah District Trail Map; National Geographic Trails Illustrated Pisgah Ranger District.
Local Maps

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Jul 2018