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      Region Details
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      2,642
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1,595
      Trails E-Bike
      276
      Trails Hike
      2,479
      Trails Trail Running
      2,427
      Trails Horse
      354
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      6
      Trails Observed Trials
      6
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      9
      Trails Snowmobile
      3
      Trails Snowshoe
      23
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      17
      Trails Nordic Ski
      37
      Total Distance
      4,131 miles
      Total Descent
      611,745 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,643 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,644 ft
      Reports
      35,131
      Photos
      7,778
      Ridden Counter
      376,349

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      The 5 Best New Thru-Hikes to Start Planning Now
      Jan 4, 2022 from backpacker.com
      Start planning to hike these in-progress U.S. trails in 2022.
      North Carolina's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
      Oct 20, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      North Carolina is covered by trails of all varieties, and offers up opportunities for riders of all stripes.
      Video: Neko Mulally Tests Tires with Kenda
      Jan 20, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      Neko Mulally rides and gives feedback on some of the tires that Kenda has been working on.
      Video: Neko Mulally and Logan Mulally Switch Places at Downhill Southeast
      Aug 13, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Logan dons Neko's race kit and sees how he does with a pro set up.

      Popular North Carolina Mountain Biking Trails

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      Jim Branch
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      Ridgeline
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      Hooker Creek Trail
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      Hilltop
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      Big Rock Trail
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      Hickory Mountain Loop
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      Black Mountain Trail (Lower)
      Pisgah Ranger District
      Locust
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      Isaac Heath
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      Cedar Rock Trail
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      Burnt Mountain Trail
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      Jim Branch Alt
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      Green's Lick
      Bent Creek Experimental Forest
      Wolf Branch
      Bent Creek Experimental Forest
      Ingles Field Gap
      Bent Creek Experimental Forest

      North Carolina Mountain Bike Routes

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      Outer Loop Beginner Friendly Route
      Lake Crabtree County Park
      5 miles
      2016 3rd Coast Enduro Series - Brevard Enduro Presented by Terrapin Beer Co.
      Brevard
      19 miles
      Kitsuma
      Kitsuma Peak
      9 miles
      BikeTransylvania: Maxwell to Black Mountain trail
      Brevard
      9 miles
      #11- Clawhammer/Middle/Lower Black -Roam Fest East Crankjoy Route
      Brevard
      9 miles
      Mills River - Spencer Upper & Fletcher
      Mills River
      10 miles
      Freehub Magazine: Big Rock Loop
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      6 miles
      DuPont Full Imaging Loop
      Dupont State Recreational Forest
      13 miles
      Williamson Preserve Loop - CCW
      Williamson Preserve
      7 miles
      Bent Creek North
      Bent Creek Experimental Forest
      14 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      Yesterday
      • 243 rides
      Past Week
      • 1,588 rides

      Photos of North Carolina Mountain Bike

      trail: Tortuga
      141 |
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 10:24am
      Nov 2, 2020
      trail: Tortuga
      222 |
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 10:42pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      trail: Rich Fork
      177 |
      Dec 27, 2019 @ 5:36pm
      Dec 27, 2019
      trail: Wild Turkey
      253 |
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 4:31pm
      Dec 2, 2018
      224 |
      May 6, 2017 @ 9:36pm
      May 6, 2017
      329 |
      Oct 2, 2015 @ 2:37pm
      Oct 2, 2015
      297 |
      Aug 5, 2015 @ 11:59am
      Aug 5, 2015
      118 |
      Feb 29, 2004 @ 7:43pm
      Feb 29, 2004

      Videos of North Carolina Mountain Bike

      Teeter totter fail!
      46 | Apr 5, 2022
      Gap Jump at Skills Park
      21 | Mar 31, 2022
      Sycamore Cove Trail Section
      32 | Feb 20, 2022
      Lower Black Trail Pisgah
      26 | Feb 16, 2022
      Trace Ridge Trail - N. Mills River, NC.
      27 | Feb 16, 2022
      Pisgah Middle Black Re-Route
      24 | Feb 16, 2022
      I’m alright
      100 | Jan 23, 2022
      Avery Creek Dip
      48 | Jan 2, 2022

      Activity Feed

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      user #2949945HarrisLakeaddreportAdvanced Skills Line and 15 more
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 5:02am
      32 mins
      user #779113rotorbaruaddreportBig Lost Cove Cliffs Trail
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 4:50am
      45 mins
      user #2963091ForestRidgeManageraddreportForest Ridge Connector and 4 more
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 4:26am
      1 hours
      user #1838111davidrogers21addreportCampus-to-Garden Trail and 5 more
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 3:38am
      2 hours
      user #1731211TtokerwishlistrouteOVT+Warrior Creek
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 10:35pm
      7 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #2361479secured6trailSouthern RidgeEntirely rideable. If you enjoy tech climbs,...
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 2:02pm
      16 hours
      user #60556feekstartrailIngles Field GapGreat trail, super popular and is barely a...
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 10:05am
      2 days
      user #60556feekstartrailBennett Gap TrailAn actual, legit "black diamond" trail. A few...
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 10:02am
      2 days
      user #60556feekstartrailKitsumaInteresting disclaimer about bikes not being...
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 9:58am
      2 days
      user #60556feekstartrailHeartbreak RidgeSuper fun and easy trail unless you climb up...
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 9:56am
      2 days

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Bailey Mountain Bike Parkbike parkMarshall
      Beech Mountain Bike Parkbike parkBeech Mountain
      Bicycle Post Trailsbike parkGreenville
      Cane Creek Parkbike parkWaxhaw
      Kolo Bike Parkbike parkAsheville

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      Pinkbike Articles

      Jul 15, 2020
      Video: Luca Shaw vs Walker Shaw in a Game of S.T.A.M.P Video: Luca Shaw vs Walker Shaw in a Game of S.T.A.M.P
      A battle of brothers at Riverter Bike Park in North Carolina, USA
      Oct 20, 2021
      The Most Popular Riding Areas in Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon &amp; Vermont According to Trailforks Data The Most Popular Riding Areas in Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon & Vermont According to Trailforks Data
      We tasked Brice Shirbach with sifting through the data and intel on our sister site Trailforks to find out what trail networks are most popular...
      Oct 20, 2021
      North Carolina's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data North Carolina's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
      North Carolina is covered by trails of all varieties, and offers up opportunities for riders of all stripes.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1,5952,336 miles279,521 ft977 miles5,883 ft
      #177,06334,989384367,734
      E-Bike276392 miles28,281 ft150 miles5,433 ft
      #191413,353113,412
      Hike2,4794,014 miles587,316 ft1,684 mile6,644 ft
      #1667028,4722716,330
      Trail Running2,4273,888 miles560,974 ft1,632 mile6,644 ft
      #16528,465296,738
      Horse354792 miles108,005 ft312 miles5,955 ft
      #647,197236
      Dirtbike/Moto626 miles883 ft4 miles2,411 ft
      55,14142
      Observed Trials626 miles883 ft4 miles2,411 ft
      22650
      ATV/ORV/OHV939 miles3,081 ft9 miles5,856 ft
      #475,13842
      Snowmobile319 miles292 ft2 miles2,349 ft
      55
      Snowshoe2347 miles5,197 ft15 miles3,163 ft
      #2669141
      Backcountry Ski1727 miles4,518 ft11 miles1,781 ft
      #9145333
      Nordic Ski3760 miles5,574 ft18 miles2,418 ft
      #226966
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