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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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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #209
      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
      155
      Photos
      18
      Ridden Counter
      3,642

      Photos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest Mountain Bike

      28 |
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 8:31pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      Lake Powhatan Road, Brevard
      report
      22 |
      Jul 21, 2017 @ 7:21pm
      Jul 21, 2017
      Bent Creek Gap Road, Pikeville
      report
      trail: Corvair Trail
      36 |
      May 3, 2017 @ 2:11pm
      May 3, 2017
      Corvair Trail, Asheville
      report
      111 |
      Sep 6, 2016 @ 9:46am
      Sep 6, 2016
      Northern Boundary, Asheville
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      Videos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest Mountain Bike

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      0:16 | 57 | Dec 22, 2017
      youtuber Mountain Biking Ingles Field Gap in Bent Creek, NC
      88 | Sep 26, 2017 , Bent Creek
      Mountain Biking WNC's Bent Creek Experimental...
      186 | Mar 23, 2017 , Bent Creek
      Mountain Biking Bent Creek, Wolf Branch
      183 | Mar 23, 2017 , Bent Creek
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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Freehub Magazine: Bent Creek Loop
      9 miles
      The Pisgah sampler
      16 miles
      Crazy Eights
      10 miles
      Northern Boundary Loop
      13 miles

      Recent Comments

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      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
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