11.7 miles
1,974 ft
-1,974 ft
3,545 ft
High Point

One of our favorites from the shop. You head out 276 then turn on to 477 until you start heading up Clawhammer rd and then turn right on to Maxwell cove road. At the fire ring turn right on to black mountain trail once over hickory knob you have one sweet downhill till you get back to black mountain trail head. Turn left onto 276 and head back to Sycamore Cycles!!!

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Trails in Route


  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Sycamore Cycles: Maxwell to Black Mountain Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,128 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,129 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,128 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5.9 miles
  • Distance down
    4.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.3 miles
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Waking up the Woods
Waking up the Woods
1:25 | 3152 | comments: 11 | favs: 43
Sep 5, 2016
Self-filmed segment of dawn patrol on Lower Black.
Some Pisgah
Some Pisgah
4:27 | 124 | comments: 1 | favs: 1
Aug 7, 2016
Exploring the new backyard with @brappetite and playing with the new gimbal. Mostly black mountain, some sycamore, kitsuma.
Pisgah State Forest | RidingFeelsGood 2016
Pisgah State Forest | RidingFeelsGood 2016
4:36 | 737 | comments: 7 | favs: 9
Jan 29, 2016
A group of riders from Ontario and New York headed south to Western North Carolina to get away from the snow and ice to ride Pisgah forest....

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Black Mountain
Sep 6, 2016 @ 9:47am
Sep 6, 2016
Downed trees just below Thrift Cove intersection. Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
Clawhammer Rd
Mar 27, 2016 @ 12:28pm
Mar 27, 2016
Never ending climb.
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