8 miles
Distance
1,667 ft
Climb
-1,667 ft
Descent
2,913 ft
High Point

Another classic Pisgah "Front Range" loop with maximal fun in mind!
Starting from the bottom of Lower Black climb up Thrift Cove past the exit of the lower black trail and continuing to bear left at the fork all the way up to the intersection of where middle black comes down into Lower Black. Take a minute to collect yourself and rip down Black taking full advantage of the bermable options! Watch out for the bridges and rock gardens if it's slick!
At the bottom get your climb on again, but this time bear right at the fork and keep on climbing up Grassy Road Trail to a 3-way intersection. Here you can take a left and keep climbing until it starts pointing back downhill on the Sycamore Cove Trail. At the end you will be out on Hwy 276 that takes you into Pisgah National Forest so mind the cars and cross the road heading back into the forest on the other side of the road, there is a trail on either side of the river OR if you are brave stay on the road cruising back to the parking area or just ride down to the Hub for a beer or Kombucha!

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for #10 Thrift/Black/Sycamore - Roam Fest East Crankjoy Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,143 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,157 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -63.219%
  • Grade min
    37.717%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,239 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Black Mountain 2018
Black Mountain 2018
9:11 | 15 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 4, 2018
OTB in Pisgah
OTB in Pisgah
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Feb 19, 2018
Took my eyes off the trail for a second and my front wheel slid down the trail.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Black Mountain
Apr 21, 2018 @ 7:28am
Apr 21, 2018
Grassy Road Trail
Mar 10, 2018 @ 6:26am
Mar 10, 2018
Sycamore Cove Trail
Mar 10, 2018 @ 6:26am
Mar 10, 2018
Thrift Cove
Mar 3, 2018 @ 1:10pm
Mar 3, 2018
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