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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
      Land Status: National Forest
      Alex's Forest Parking Area google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 17
      • 18
      • 15
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Mar 17, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      60
      Trails Mountain Bike
      52
      Trails Hike
      60
      Trails Trail Running
      60
      Trails Horse
      9
      Total Distance
      74 miles
      Total Descent
      11,500 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,266 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,276 ft
      Reports
      1,172
      Photos
      125
      Ridden Counter
      37,460

      Photos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest Mountain Bike

      6 |
      May 17, 2022 @ 2:26pm
      May 17, 2022
      6 |
      May 17, 2022 @ 2:26pm
      May 17, 2022
      5 |
      May 17, 2022 @ 2:26pm
      May 17, 2022
      trail: Green's Lick
      58 |
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 1:10pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      30 |
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 6:00am
      Sep 25, 2021
      trail: Green's Lick
      100 |
      Aug 10, 2021 @ 5:46pm
      Aug 10, 2021
      29 |
      Nov 11, 2020 @ 7:51am
      Nov 11, 2020
      trail: Green's Lick
      2,433 |
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 12:43am
      Sep 30, 2019
      | 5 comments

      Videos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest Mountain Bike

      Handlebar end to the chest
      0:26 | 251 | Apr 12, 2020
      Bad wreck on Green's Lick
      0:45 | 156 | Jun 1, 2019
      Green's Lick Hip
      0:07 | 253 | Apr 16, 2019
      Blastin and Crashin Bent Creek
      11:39 | 98 | Nov 8, 2018
      get some
      0:16 | 215 | Dec 22, 2017
      Green's Lick ...Bent Creek , NC
      4:04 | 505 | Sep 9, 2014
      Bent Creek in November
      trail: Sidehill
      7:06 | 446 | Nov 11, 2011
      Bent Creek
      7:31 | 651 | Jul 10, 2011

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2708245hokiemechwishlistregionBent Creek Experimental Forest
      May 23, 2022 @ 9:57am
      4 hours
      user #1498913dllawson819riddentrailIngles Field Gap
      May 23, 2022 @ 6:42am
      8 hours
      user #1726232duntwishlistrouteBent Creek Regular Gravel Route
      May 21, 2022 @ 5:58pm
      2 days
      user #2986007Randyk59addreportLake Powhatan Road
      May 21, 2022 @ 5:19pm
      2 days
      user #1951586KTankwishlisttrailNorthern Boundary Road 485
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:38am
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2493242timcctrailSidehillSeveral trees down across trail on 4-2-2022
      Apr 3, 2022 @ 5:50am
      Apr 3, 2022
      user #14421blowmyfusereportExplorer loop DescentNest still there. Trees cleared
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 8:37pm
      Sep 6, 2021
      user #1666008BennetgapBentrailGreen's LickMore of a blue trail with quite a bit of...
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 6:21am
      Aug 24, 2021
      user #1278811swistbeats23trailHard Times ConnectorDefinitely way better going in reverse
      May 17, 2021 @ 7:32am
      May 17, 2021
      user #2678405Tllb34trailExplorer Loop LowerTough initial rooty uphill but good downhill +/-
      May 16, 2021 @ 5:55pm
      May 16, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Alex's Forest2.3 km
      North Mills River 1 11 44.2 km
      Biltmore Estate 6 26.2 km
      The Riveter6.6 km
      Kolo Bike Park 9 8 2 18.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5256 miles6,220 ft23 miles1,555 ft
      #132#531111,1711726,034
      Hike6074 miles11,499 ft33 miles3,264 ft
      #85#42121,1723451
      Trail Running6074 miles11,499 ft33 miles3,264 ft
      #84#4111,1725837
      Horse914 miles1,302 ft5 miles1,407 ft
      #27#254892
      • By caleb93 & contributors
      • Admins: TTB, danielsapp, Pisgah, CMC
      • #4412 - 19,039 views
      • bent creek experimental forest activity log | embed map of Bent Creek Experimental Forest mountain bike trails | bent creek experimental forest mountain biking points of interest

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