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      Ready for a backcountry adventure? Wilson Creek features historic singletrack full of technical challenge, jumps and high speed double track, creeks, boulders, gravel road grinds, are all set in the remote backwoods of Pisgah National Forest's Grandfather District. Be prepared to be self sufficient here. You are unlikely to encounter any people. Bring plenty of water, food, tubes, spare parts, a map, and a positive attitude as this ride has a history of hurting people's feelings with lost of grunt climbing. Unlike other regions in Pisgah, this route has only a few signs and wrong turns are plentiful.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: National Forest
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 31, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      9
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      33 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      7,400 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,984 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,311 ft
      Reports
      196
      Photos
      51
      Ridden Counter
      3,137

      Photos of Wilson Creek Mountain Bike

      trail: Yancey Ridge
      26 |
      Sep 25, 2023 @ 7:17am
      Sep 25, 2023
      trail: Yancey Ridge
      37 |
      Sep 25, 2023 @ 7:17am
      Sep 25, 2023
      22 |
      Aug 8, 2023 @ 2:33pm
      Aug 8, 2023
      15 |
      Aug 8, 2023 @ 2:32pm
      Aug 8, 2023
      trail: Thorps Creek
      23 |
      Aug 5, 2023 @ 5:57pm
      Aug 5, 2023
      28 |
      Jul 20, 2023 @ 11:16am
      Jul 20, 2023
      28 |
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 4:29pm
      Jul 16, 2023
      trail: Estes Mill
      46 |
      Jul 9, 2023 @ 9:44am
      Jul 9, 2023

      Videos of Wilson Creek Mountain Bike

      Cranktasia - Wilson Creek Mountain Biking
      142 | May 6, 2021
      The day Codi almost died on Yancy
      3:35 | 560 | Oct 2, 2018
      Newly Updated Schoolhouse Ridge Trail in...
      5:36 | 652 | Apr 11, 2022 , Mortimer
      Underexposed EP2 - Globe, NC
      2:51 | 344 | May 18, 2021 , Mortimer
      youtuber GHETTO TUBELESS vs GNARLIEST TRAIL IN PISGAH...
      12:12 | 686 | Jun 14, 2018 , Mortimer
      youtuber WHEN SKILLS WITH PHIL SAYS A TRAIL IS...
      12:47 | 1172 | Jun 12, 2018 , Mortimer

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Apr 1, 2024 @ 5:50am
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      Mar 31, 2024 @ 3:52pm
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      Mar 26, 2024 @ 7:33am
      Mar 26, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      SoconmtneertrailMiddle Wilson RidgeThis trail sucks. There’s a reason no one...
      Sep 16, 2023 @ 6:45pm
      Sep 16, 2023
      EddyZeddytrailThorps Creek**CLOSED** Utterly impassable as of summer 2023!!
      Aug 31, 2023 @ 6:30am
      Aug 31, 2023
      MaxpWQdotrailUpper Wilson RidgeSuper fun upper section (I only rode it to the...
      Aug 16, 2023 @ 1:08pm
      Aug 16, 2023
      MaxpWQdotrailSchoolhouse RidgeAwesome descent at the end. This will keep you...
      Aug 16, 2023 @ 1:06pm
      Aug 16, 2023
      DavegramtrailSchoolhouse RidgeThe white knuckle technical downhill at the...
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 11:35am
      Aug 4, 2022

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike928 miles7,274 ft17 miles1,752 ft
      #2,492#1,3155119672,769
      Horse12 miles3 ft348 ft719 ft
      46
      Hike1133 miles7,398 ft17 miles2,986 ft
      #1,950#1,17419630
      Trail Running1133 miles7,398 ft17 miles2,986 ft
      #1,954#1,1731966
      • By KristianJackson BAC & contributors
      • Admins: NWNC.MTBA, danielsapp, NWNC.MTBA
      • #10126 - 18,696 views

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