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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended 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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • 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
      Alex's Forest Parking Area google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 17
      • 22
      • 19
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of 12 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      70
      Trails Mountain Bike
      62
      Trails Hike
      70
      Trails Trail Running
      70
      Trails Horse
      10
      Total Distance
      78 miles
      Total Descent
      12,135 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,265 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,275 ft
      Reports
      668
      Photos
      89
      Ridden Counter
      17,173

      Photos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest Mountain Bike

      1 |
      May 16, 2020 @ 8:48pm
      May 16, 2020
      6 |
      May 8, 2020 @ 6:51pm
      May 8, 2020
      trail: Green's Lick
      4 |
      Apr 17, 2020 @ 7:06pm
      Apr 17, 2020
      trail: Green's Lick
      4 |
      Apr 17, 2020 @ 7:06pm
      Apr 17, 2020

      Videos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest Mountain Bike

      Handlebar end to the chest
      0:26 | 67 | Apr 12, 2020
      Bad wreck on Green's Lick
      0:45 | 63 | Jun 1, 2019
      Green's Lick Hip
      0:07 | 107 | Apr 16, 2019
      Blastin and Crashin Bent Creek
      11:39 | 65 | Nov 8, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Waters Cove Road Climb
      May 17, 2020 @ 11:29am
      May 17, 2020
      Very DryelamportVery overgrown, only good to climb if you...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Ingles Field Connector
      May 27, 2020 @ 10:13am
      12 hours
      Variableesperry Pic of downed tree explained below
      Ingles Field Gap
      May 26, 2020 @ 11:00am
      1 days
      VariableesperrySmall blow down a little bit up from...
      Deer Lake Lodge
      May 22, 2020 @ 7:45pm
      May 22, 2020
      WetesperryWas a bit slick in areas but still...
      Wolf Branch
      May 22, 2020 @ 7:44pm
      May 22, 2020
      WetesperryWas a bit slick but in places but was...
      Powhatan Access Road
      May 21, 2020 @ 7:47am
      May 21, 2020
      Unknown906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS
      Explorer loop Descent
      May 16, 2020 @ 8:52pm
      May 16, 2020
      WetSkfjfksjshakejdf 3 stream crossings heading down to Bent...
      Hard Times Road
      May 16, 2020 @ 12:09pm
      May 16, 2020
      DryBeerafterwards
      Bent Creek Road
      May 15, 2020 @ 10:36am
      May 15, 2020
      Unknown906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS
      Hard Times Connector
      May 15, 2020 @ 10:34am
      May 15, 2020
      Unknown906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS
      Hard Times Connector
      May 15, 2020 @ 10:34am
      May 15, 2020
      Unknown906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1793446906Yooper906commentreportIngles Field Connector
      May 27, 2020 @ 10:18am
      11 hours
      user #1250002esperryaddreportIngles Field Connector
      May 27, 2020 @ 10:13am
      12 hours
      user #2140717BillroskewishlisttrailPine Tree Loop
      May 26, 2020 @ 7:11pm
      1 days
      user #1250002esperryaddreportIngles Field Gap
      May 26, 2020 @ 11:00am
      1 days
      user #1250002esperryriddentrailIngles Field Gap
      May 26, 2020 @ 10:56am
      1 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1793446906Yooper906reportIngles Field ConnectorHuck it!
      May 27, 2020 @ 10:18am
      11 hours
      user #2094158craigiesttrailLedford Branch RoadGravel access road to better trails
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 9:16am
      Apr 19, 2020
      user #2094158craigiesttrailIngles Field GapPretty run
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 9:16am
      Apr 19, 2020
      user #2094158craigiesttrailNorthern Boundary Road 485Great views of Reeves Cove in early spring
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 9:14am
      Apr 19, 2020
      user #2094158craigiesttrailBaldwin Field BranchThere is an error with the starting point of...
      Apr 18, 2020 @ 5:03pm
      Apr 18, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Alex's Forest 5 22.3 km
      Mills River 3 11 75.1 km
      Kolo Bike Park 9 6 1 18.3 km
      Richmond Hill 29.8 km
      Pisgah Ranger District 5 27 18 114 km

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