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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      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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      Open on Jul 13, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #161
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails
      47
      Total Distance
      54 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent
      7,153 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,341 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,331 ft
      Reports
      182
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      5,543

      Photos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest Mountain Bike

      6 |
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 12:18pm
      Jun 18, 2018
      Homestead Trail, Asheville
      57 |
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 8:31pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      Lake Powhatan Road, Brevard
      42 |
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 8:31pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      Lake Powhatan Road, Bent Creek
      65 |
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 8:31pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      Ingles Field Gap, Bent Creek
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      Videos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest Mountain Bike

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      0:16 | 96 | Dec 22, 2017
      youtuber Mountain Biking Ingles Field Gap in Bent Creek, NC
      219 | Sep 26, 2017 , Bent Creek
      Mountain Biking WNC's Bent Creek Experimental...
      232 | Mar 23, 2017 , Bent Creek
      Mountain Biking Bent Creek, Wolf Branch
      254 | Mar 23, 2017 , Bent Creek
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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      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

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      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
      user #1295314samasneadtrailSidehillLower sections have inches of leaves right now...
      Nov 27, 2017 @ 8:44am
      Nov 27, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      Jul 22, 2018 @ 8:15am
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      Jul 22, 2018 @ 7:46am
      31 mins
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      Jul 22, 2018 @ 7:06am
      1 hours
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