3.9 miles
773 ft
-772 ft
2,903 ft
High Point

CLASSIC! Do not miss this one! Leaving from the Bottom of Lower Black parking lot, ride up the gravel and pass the rocky exit of Lower Black on your left as you climb up Thrift Cove! At the fork stay left to continue up Thrift Cove. Don't worry it does eventually end! Promise!
After a short descent, the real Lower Black downhill begins as you get to the intersection with the middle section of Black (look to the right and up!)
Enjoy your ride down Lower Black crossing bridges and small rock gardens while riding berms all the way down to the end- popping out on the gravel with a nice armored rock section. From there you can go ahead and do another lap! OR Head back to the parking lot where you started.

Detailed Description
#9- Thrift to Lower Black - Roam Fest East Crankjoy Route is a 4 mile popular intermediate route located near Brevard North Carolina. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 773 ft with a max elevation of 2,903 ft then descends -772 ft.
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More Stats for #9- Thrift to Lower Black - Roam Fest East Crankjoy Route mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    44 min 46 sec
  • Altitude min
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,159 ft
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  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    673 ft
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