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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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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
ContributeDetails
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
      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
      Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Feb 9, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,608
      State Ranking
      #46
      Trails (view details)
      7
      Trails Mountain Bike
      7
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      4,688 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,507 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,806 ft
      Reports
      72
      Photos
      21
      Ridden Counter
      670

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance

      Photos of Wilson Creek Mountain Bike

      6 |
      Dec 22, 2019 @ 1:09pm
      Dec 22, 2019
      19 |
      Apr 7, 2019 @ 5:06pm
      Apr 7, 2019
      125 |
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 1:24pm
      Oct 9, 2018
      105 |
      Jun 24, 2018 @ 4:35pm
      Jun 24, 2018

      Videos of Wilson Creek Mountain Bike

      The day Codi almost died on Yancy
      3:35 | 272 | Oct 2, 2018
      youtuber GHETTO TUBELESS vs GNARLIEST TRAIL IN PISGAH...
      12:12 | 236 | Jun 14, 2018 , Mortimer
      youtuber WHEN SKILLS WITH PHIL SAYS A TRAIL IS...
      12:47 | 351 | Jun 12, 2018 , Mortimer

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Upper Wilson Ridge
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 12:44pm
      Feb 9, 2020
      IdealmbidstrupLarge tree down across trail, blocking...
      Loose Mt. Rd
      Feb 3, 2020 @ 10:42am
      Feb 3, 2020
      VariablebrudermixMostly clear double-track, some leaves...
      Lower Wilson Ridge
      Feb 3, 2020 @ 10:40am
      Feb 3, 2020
      VariablebrudermixTotally ride-able, but lots of leaves...
      Roseboro Road
      Feb 2, 2020 @ 6:59am
      Feb 2, 2020
      VariablerotorbaruOpen and clear, narrow in one spot due to...
      Yancey Ridge Road - FSR 4062
      Feb 2, 2020 @ 6:59am
      Feb 2, 2020
      VariablerotorbaruThis is a jeep trail, so it rides as you...
      Yancey Ridge Trail
      Feb 2, 2020 @ 6:59am
      Feb 2, 2020
      IdealrotorbaruTrail is riding good, normal erosion in...
      Upper Edgemont Rd
      Jan 20, 2020 @ 6:08am
      Jan 20, 2020
      VariablebrudermixSmall tree down across trail, can ride...
      Maple Sally Road
      Jan 20, 2020 @ 6:07am
      Jan 20, 2020
      IdealbrudermixGravel road in good condition. All trees...
      Maple Grove Church Rd.
      Jan 20, 2020 @ 6:02am
      Jan 20, 2020
      IdealbrudermixGravel road in good condition. Watch for...
      Murphy Place
      Jan 11, 2020 @ 5:21am
      Jan 11, 2020
      Drydemojesus CMC

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1549597mbidstrupaddreportUpper Wilson Ridge
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 12:45pm
      Feb 9, 2020
      user #1432320MstrutzwishlisttrailUpper Wilson Ridge
      Feb 5, 2020 @ 5:16pm
      Feb 5, 2020
      user #1630572brudermixaddreportUpper Wilson Ridge and 2 more
      Feb 3, 2020 @ 10:40am
      Feb 3, 2020
      user #779113rotorbaruaddreportRoseboro Road and 2 more
      Feb 3, 2020 @ 5:49am
      Feb 3, 2020
      user #1630572brudermixwishlisttrailUpper Wilson Ridge and 4 more
      Jan 20, 2020 @ 7:19am
      Jan 20, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1312969SCxXxMTBtrailYancey Ridge TrailUnfortunately didnt live up to the hype for...
      Oct 23, 2019 @ 7:14pm
      Oct 23, 2019
      user #880871jmkb72trailMiddle Wilson RidgeWe road this in heavy rain because well......
      Jun 8, 2019 @ 3:26pm
      Jun 8, 2019
      user #1283609alpharetrotrailSchoolhouse RidgeWhen it starts to pitch down its closer to a...
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 12:56pm
      Oct 9, 2018
      user #526317josesanchez89trailYancey Ridge TrailThis trail is super gnarly but on par for the...
      Apr 26, 2018 @ 8:17am
      Apr 26, 2018
      user #552058o0-nr-0otrailSchoolhouse RidgeTrail is very eroded and gullied out. Hard to...
      Oct 3, 2017 @ 10:13am
      Oct 3, 2017

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