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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Bent Creek is an experimental forest managed by the US Forest Service for foresty and biology. It is home to an extensive network of short trails ranging from rolling to rocky. Most all trails are beginner and intermediate level. The higher up the ridge you climb, the more technical features available like Greens Lick and lower Sidehill.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Caution on Jan 16, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #157
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      47
      Trails Mountain Bike
      47
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      47
      Trails Trail Running
      47
      Total Distance
      54 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent
      7,149 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,331 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,341 ft
      Reports
      235
      Photos
      41
      Ridden Counter
      7,382

      Photos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest Mountain Bike

      6 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 11:52am
      Jul 27, 2018
      Explorer Loop Lower, My City
      10 |
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 12:18pm
      Jun 18, 2018
      Homestead Trail, Asheville
      74 |
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 8:31pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      Lake Powhatan Road, Brevard
      56 |
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 8:31pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      Lake Powhatan Road, Bent Creek
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      Videos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest Mountain Bike

      Blastin and Crashin Bent Creek
      11:39 | 19 | Nov 8, 2018
      get some
      0:16 | 124 | Dec 22, 2017
      Ingles Field Gap - Bent Creek  - Asheville, NC...
      3:35 | 47 | Sep 20, 2018 , Bent Creek
      youtuber Mountain Biking Ingles Field Gap in Bent Creek, NC
      349 | Sep 26, 2017 , Bent Creek
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      Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Freehub Magazine: Bent Creek Loop
      9 miles
      Northern Boundary Loop
      13 miles
      Crazy Eights
      10 miles
      Bent Creek Up & Easy Circuit
      8 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1242291LegitBiker9000trailIngles Field GapI find riding up this trail be really easy....
      Aug 11, 2018 @ 12:54pm
      Aug 11, 2018
      user #1354046mongobrahtrailIngles Field GapSpotted two cubs at the bottom of Ingles Field...
      May 10, 2018 @ 5:23pm
      May 10, 2018
      user #1194932SteveLearyreportLower SidehillTree removed - trail is clear
      Mar 23, 2018 @ 3:36am
      Mar 23, 2018
      user #1458843Mattcarter0922trailBoyd Branch RoadRidden from campground connector to Boyd’s...
      Dec 26, 2017 @ 5:49pm
      Dec 26, 2017
      user #1458843Mattcarter0922trailBoyd BranchShort with small rocks and creek crossing and...
      Dec 26, 2017 @ 5:46pm
      Dec 26, 2017
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      Recent Activity

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #596405mtbmarkusaddridelogJan 19, 2019 ride log
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 10:43am
      23 hours
      user #444300jayzonladdridelogJan 18, 2019 ride log
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 9:37am
      24 hours
      user #14421bizutchaddridelogJan 14, 2019 ride log
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 9:15am
      1 days
      user #1641590mitchhaladdridelogJan 19, 2019 ride log
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 9:11am
      1 days
      user #1051030rzioaddridelogJan 19, 2019 ride log
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 5:30am
      1 days
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