Pilot Cove - Slate Rock Creek

Asheville, North Carolina 28810

Pilot Cove - Slate Rock Creek

Pilot Cove - Slate Rock Creek Professional Review and Guide

"This ride takes you up Slate Rock Creek and past two waterfalls before making a steep jump up onto Slate Rock itself. Slate Rock is a large outcropping of stone hanging above Pilot Cove. Take in the fantastic view and then take the plunge down into Pilot Cove.

SURFACE: Single track 5.4 miles and forest road 1.7 miles. HIGHLIGHTS: Log bridges, fern glens, steep section, clifftop view, bare rock riding, waterfalls, mud bogs, and a very steep downhill."

Pilot Cove - Slate Rock Creek Reviews

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This was a nice trail and a beautiful fall hike. Unfortunately we felt that the map, the trail markers and what guidebooks we found differed in terms of "how to make the loop" and when/where to double back. Overall easy to figure out but it seems to be needless consternation and unfortunately typical the the suboptimal markings on regional trails.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
2.5 hours - intermediate level
3,115 feet
Trailhead Elevation
Top Elevation
Pisgah National Forest
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Jul 2018