18.0 miles
3,107 ft
-5,889 ft
5,271 ft
High Point

This is a long shuttle route...should be worth it for all the bombing dawn the mountains you will get. All day ride in the forest bring your A game as there are no good bail outs after Pilot Rock. So bring plenty of water, food and humor.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag someslowguy (Aug 24, 2016 at 2:26)
 You guys forgot to mention the first .25mi is illegal for mountain bikes. I was discussing this route at the local bike shop with a National Park Service ranger asking me about a couple of the trails. He said 'you mean it's a hike a bike?' I said, 'no it's hiking only, black trail on the map, illegal for bikes.' He seemed dumbfounded that a website/app like this would list a route including a no-bikes start like this one. Maybe take it down? Or change the start point on the map so it's not so blatant? Just a thought

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Trails in Route


  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Pisgah Party Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,781 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,203 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,984 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,203 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6.9 miles
  • Distance down
    10.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,849 ft
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trail: Pilot Rock
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Pisgah Trail, Pilot Rock by: Capture The Ride
Pisgah Trail, Pilot Rock by: Capture The Ride
trail: Pilot Rock
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Nov 16, 2008
Pilot Rock Trail, Pisgah National Forest, Music: Fat Boy Slim, Produced by: Capture The Ride...get right go ride...

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