52.2 miles
Distance
7,874 ft
Climb
-7,874 ft
Descent
4,846 ft
High Point

The all you can eat pisgah buffet

Detailed Description
All you can eat Pisgah Buffet is a 52 mile less popular expert route located near Brevard North Carolina. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 34 trails. This route climbs 7,874 ft with a max elevation of 4,846 ft then descends -7,874 ft.
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103 Reviews & Comments

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Mtbchick16 (Oct 20, 2022 at 16:53)
Rode this today from Squirrel Gap to FS 476. The suspension bridge is out, made for a frigid river crossing using the horse ford. Lots of leaves down but entire trail is rideable.
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BennetgapBen (Sep 18, 2022 at 15:56)
Great fun on my specialized turbo levo e bike
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BennetgapBen (Sep 18, 2022 at 15:56)
Great fun on my specialized turbo levo e bike
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BennetgapBen (Sep 18, 2022 at 15:56)
Great fun on my specialized turbo levo e bike
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BennetgapBen (Sep 18, 2022 at 15:56)
Great fun on my specialized turbo levo e bike
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shinnyboy (Aug 24, 2022 at 10:35)
Rode this yesterday and have to confirm trail was so over grown and 20-30 small trees down.
stream crossing ok but the rest was brutal.
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Roost66 (Jul 2, 2022 at 6:28)
Very nice and flowy, best of all the Black mtn trails.

Ride up the gravel road, nice climb and all downhill from the top.
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Roost66 (Jul 2, 2022 at 6:28)
Very nice and flowy, best of all the Black mtn trails.

Ride up the gravel road, nice climb and all downhill from the top.
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Roost66 (Jul 2, 2022 at 6:28)
Very nice and flowy, best of all the Black mtn trails.

Ride up the gravel road, nice climb and all downhill from the top.
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Roost66 (Jul 2, 2022 at 6:28)
Very nice and flowy, best of all the Black mtn trails.

Ride up the gravel road, nice climb and all downhill from the top.
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daceto817 (Jun 6, 2022 at 9:51)
Lots of fun as a descent, pretty much have to shuttle it unless you feel like hiking up Pilot Rock. Very similar feel to Squirrel Gap.
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daceto817 (Jun 6, 2022 at 9:51)
Lots of fun as a descent, pretty much have to shuttle it unless you feel like hiking up Pilot Rock. Very similar feel to Squirrel Gap.
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Nick0311 (May 8, 2022 at 16:19)
No more 2 Tree trucks and a handrail to cross the creek at the bottom of the trail, take buckwheat instead.
Great trail
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steelispossiblyreal (May 7, 2022 at 21:22)
This is one of the best trails I’ve ever ridden. Perfect combo of chunk and flow. Great little jumps. Big berms with sick wall rides. If you’ve only got a quick lap in you this is the move.
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steelispossiblyreal (May 7, 2022 at 21:22)
This is one of the best trails I’ve ever ridden. Perfect combo of chunk and flow. Great little jumps. Big berms with sick wall rides. If you’ve only got a quick lap in you this is the move.
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steelispossiblyreal (May 7, 2022 at 21:22)
This is one of the best trails I’ve ever ridden. Perfect combo of chunk and flow. Great little jumps. Big berms with sick wall rides. If you’ve only got a quick lap in you this is the move.
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steelispossiblyreal (May 7, 2022 at 21:22)
This is one of the best trails I’ve ever ridden. Perfect combo of chunk and flow. Great little jumps. Big berms with sick wall rides. If you’ve only got a quick lap in you this is the move.
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steelispossiblyreal (May 7, 2022 at 21:15)
Trail Club Gap
I echo the other commenters. This is basically just an access road to Avery Gap.
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sunringlerider (Dec 4, 2021 at 15:38)
Trail Squirrel Gap
Solid meh, it’s a fun challenging trail. But for the effort of getting to the top, there are many better options to ride in Pisgah area.
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jkoch (Sep 20, 2021 at 17:53)
Trail Maxwell Cove
This is also known as Turkey Creek Road and I believe is FSR 5099 (not 5049)
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zimm218 (Sep 12, 2021 at 9:13)
Rode trail top to bottom, some spicier sections but nothing above advanced. It can be ridden without scoping for advanced riders.

This trail is heavily blown out, widened, eroded, and signs of neglect even though it is popular in the area. That may be the style of Pisgah area but for some it will be unpleasant riding style if you are used to normally maintained trails or professional built trails.
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BennetgapBen (Aug 24, 2021 at 6:23)
Looking to huck your meat? Ride Avery creek then.
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manogumr (Jul 25, 2021 at 13:18)
Trail 5018 Rd
Loosely packed gravel most of the way up. Wide road relatively speaking. A few nice overlooks
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dvrkelly (Jun 2, 2021 at 22:01)
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manglermixer (May 31, 2021 at 22:39)
There are sections of this that ride just fine. From the eastern end to Cantrell is great, just don’t miss the bridges. On the western end, squirrel to end is fine. It’s that middle section between Cantrell and western end of squirrel that’s kind of the no go zone.
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provin1327 (Apr 4, 2021 at 18:10)
This trail was fast and fun but the ending makes it just so so. Its a very wide trail filled with lots of loose baby heads.
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provin1327 (Apr 4, 2021 at 18:06)
Trail Club Gap
Basically a hike a bike.
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josesanchez89 TMBA (Mar 17, 2021 at 11:44)
Trail Squirrel Gap
A Pisgah classic. If you love Mt biking ride squirrel gap.
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josesanchez89 TMBA (Mar 17, 2021 at 11:39)
I've only ridden up, then down pilot rock but I will be there in May and plan on riding up pilot cove/slate rock the down Laurel. Can't wait because I'm envisioning an epic downhill
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josesanchez89 TMBA (Mar 17, 2021 at 11:39)
I've only ridden up, then down pilot rock but I will be there in May and plan on riding up pilot cove/slate rock the down Laurel. Can't wait because I'm envisioning an epic downhill
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phalley (Sep 27, 2020 at 8:24)
Not long, but a very fun and flowy descent
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yoimaninja (Sep 8, 2020 at 6:42)
Fast and fun descent with plenty of optional side hits and sendies! Really not that bad, I'd give it a blackish-blue rating compared to other nearby trails. But if you want to make it harder and gnarlier you can. Mega creek gap towards the end! Only complaint is the last mile hike out kinda sucks. Overall awesome trail and I'd consider it a "must-do".
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yoimaninja (Sep 8, 2020 at 6:35)
Black Mountain LOWER was probably the best DH ride of my life! ...Black Mountain UPPER was probably the worst climb of my life!
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yoimaninja (Sep 8, 2020 at 6:35)
Black Mountain LOWER was probably the best DH ride of my life! ...Black Mountain UPPER was probably the worst climb of my life!
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yoimaninja (Sep 8, 2020 at 6:35)
Black Mountain LOWER was probably the best DH ride of my life! ...Black Mountain UPPER was probably the worst climb of my life!
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yoimaninja (Sep 8, 2020 at 6:35)
Black Mountain LOWER was probably the best DH ride of my life! ...Black Mountain UPPER was probably the worst climb of my life!
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pistol2ne (Aug 2, 2020 at 13:24)
Everyone pretty much nailed it. Upper is tough as shit. Hike a bike and need to be on it. The bottom is sooooooooooo much better than Upper. Heed the warnings unlike this west coast kook.
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pistol2ne (Aug 2, 2020 at 13:24)
Everyone pretty much nailed it. Upper is tough as shit. Hike a bike and need to be on it. The bottom is sooooooooooo much better than Upper. Heed the warnings unlike this west coast kook.
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pistol2ne (Aug 2, 2020 at 13:24)
Everyone pretty much nailed it. Upper is tough as shit. Hike a bike and need to be on it. The bottom is sooooooooooo much better than Upper. Heed the warnings unlike this west coast kook.
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pistol2ne (Aug 2, 2020 at 13:24)
Everyone pretty much nailed it. Upper is tough as shit. Hike a bike and need to be on it. The bottom is sooooooooooo much better than Upper. Heed the warnings unlike this west coast kook.
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benfin (Jul 30, 2020 at 7:21)
Trail Pilot Rock
Never try riding up this. ????
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benfin (Jul 30, 2020 at 7:21)
Trail Pilot Rock
Never try riding up this. ????
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wetzejt (Jul 28, 2020 at 19:26)
Trail Pilot Rock
Did this trail today. Seriously the hardest I’ve ever done to date. A truly black diamond.
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wetzejt (Jul 28, 2020 at 19:26)
Trail Pilot Rock
Did this trail today. Seriously the hardest I’ve ever done to date. A truly black diamond.
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HenryCoat (Jul 26, 2020 at 12:33)
We started at Club Gap and rode down all of black mountain from there. Overall this route is not worth doing. The reworked upper black is only worth doing backwards (easy to west) which is well built specifically for that direction. The two mile climb on Middle Black is 95% hike a bike unless you have mad trails skills in which it would be 90% hike a bike. The middle black downhill was ok but not worth the climb. If you start where it intersects with turkeypen gap or turkey creek road, you’ll have a blast. The lower section has the perfect combination of tech and flow.

Summary: ride upper black East to west. Don’t mess around with middle black. And lower black is awesome.
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HenryCoat (Jul 26, 2020 at 12:33)
We started at Club Gap and rode down all of black mountain from there. Overall this route is not worth doing. The reworked upper black is only worth doing backwards (easy to west) which is well built specifically for that direction. The two mile climb on Middle Black is 95% hike a bike unless you have mad trails skills in which it would be 90% hike a bike. The middle black downhill was ok but not worth the climb. If you start where it intersects with turkeypen gap or turkey creek road, you’ll have a blast. The lower section has the perfect combination of tech and flow.

Summary: ride upper black East to west. Don’t mess around with middle black. And lower black is awesome.
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HenryCoat (Jul 26, 2020 at 12:33)
We started at Club Gap and rode down all of black mountain from there. Overall this route is not worth doing. The reworked upper black is only worth doing backwards (easy to west) which is well built specifically for that direction. The two mile climb on Middle Black is 95% hike a bike unless you have mad trails skills in which it would be 90% hike a bike. The middle black downhill was ok but not worth the climb. If you start where it intersects with turkeypen gap or turkey creek road, you’ll have a blast. The lower section has the perfect combination of tech and flow.

Summary: ride upper black East to west. Don’t mess around with middle black. And lower black is awesome.
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HenryCoat (Jul 26, 2020 at 12:33)
We started at Club Gap and rode down all of black mountain from there. Overall this route is not worth doing. The reworked upper black is only worth doing backwards (easy to west) which is well built specifically for that direction. The two mile climb on Middle Black is 95% hike a bike unless you have mad trails skills in which it would be 90% hike a bike. The middle black downhill was ok but not worth the climb. If you start where it intersects with turkeypen gap or turkey creek road, you’ll have a blast. The lower section has the perfect combination of tech and flow.

Summary: ride upper black East to west. Don’t mess around with middle black. And lower black is awesome.
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Billroske (Jul 13, 2020 at 18:43)
This is a well travelled paved road.
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Billroske (Jul 13, 2020 at 18:43)
This is a well travelled paved road.
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Billroske (Jul 13, 2020 at 18:43)
This is a well travelled paved road.
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LeoFaruq (Apr 16, 2020 at 18:46)
This seems to be the description for the other buckhorn gap climbing up from Avery Creek. This trail actually has 1 or 2 small creek crossings and only ascends about 250 feet from South Mills River to the intersection with Black Mountain and Clawhammer on a non-technical trail surface.
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LeoFaruq (Apr 16, 2020 at 18:46)
This seems to be the description for the other buckhorn gap climbing up from Avery Creek. This trail actually has 1 or 2 small creek crossings and only ascends about 250 feet from South Mills River to the intersection with Black Mountain and Clawhammer on a non-technical trail surface.
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LeoFaruq (Apr 16, 2020 at 18:46)
This seems to be the description for the other buckhorn gap climbing up from Avery Creek. This trail actually has 1 or 2 small creek crossings and only ascends about 250 feet from South Mills River to the intersection with Black Mountain and Clawhammer on a non-technical trail surface.
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SCxXxMTB (Jan 31, 2020 at 10:28)
Trail Pilot Rock
This trail is epic, no other way to put it. Go ride it.
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SCxXxMTB (Jan 31, 2020 at 10:28)
Trail Pilot Rock
This trail is epic, no other way to put it. Go ride it.
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LeoFaruq (Dec 31, 2019 at 17:47)
After the maintence this auagust the trail has drastically changed carecter, the top is mostly wide and flowy with several Rock armoured sections due to drainage issues, there are multiple opprutinotes for doubles, but all of theese can just be rolled aside from the optional creek gap that has an obvious bypass. I wouldn't ride after rain, the bottom part of the trail adjacent to Avery Creek is very waterlogged and drys out slowly. Overall this trail is different to other Pisgah decents, it almost reminds me of bent creek, fun but best combined with other trails as the climb up is pretty long and strenuous.
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Sstephns (Nov 24, 2019 at 12:05)
Bring some good travel and hang on. Hike a bike for a mile if you go claw hammer and do upper. Comments below are trash, this trail is fun. Go full tilt and don't look back.
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Sstephns (Nov 24, 2019 at 12:05)
Bring some good travel and hang on. Hike a bike for a mile if you go claw hammer and do upper. Comments below are trash, this trail is fun. Go full tilt and don't look back.
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Sstephns (Nov 24, 2019 at 12:05)
Bring some good travel and hang on. Hike a bike for a mile if you go claw hammer and do upper. Comments below are trash, this trail is fun. Go full tilt and don't look back.
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Sstephns (Nov 24, 2019 at 12:05)
Bring some good travel and hang on. Hike a bike for a mile if you go claw hammer and do upper. Comments below are trash, this trail is fun. Go full tilt and don't look back.
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tubbnation (Oct 23, 2019 at 4:24)
Rode Avery on 10/19. Love the rework. Trail is now blue/black with optional black lines and one optional double black gap.
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BradyEssary (Oct 14, 2019 at 10:04)
Trail Pilot Rock
This past weekend was my first time riding Pilot Rock. While the rocks and descent weren't a surprise, the amount and difficulty of the switchbacks did surprise me, as did how tight the trail was from the brush. The last hike-a-bike section towards the top of Laurel Mtn was no joke either.
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BradyEssary (Oct 14, 2019 at 10:04)
Trail Pilot Rock
This past weekend was my first time riding Pilot Rock. While the rocks and descent weren't a surprise, the amount and difficulty of the switchbacks did surprise me, as did how tight the trail was from the brush. The last hike-a-bike section towards the top of Laurel Mtn was no joke either.
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imalikyoaz (Sep 10, 2019 at 10:44)
Climb up the gravel road, and turn right or die. Upper black is horribly awful. Middle is great for a full suspension, still very technical, lower was the most fun on my hardtail, but the hike a bike to upper pretty much ruined it. Don't go up to upper black, it's a piece of eroded trash.
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imalikyoaz (Sep 10, 2019 at 10:44)
Climb up the gravel road, and turn right or die. Upper black is horribly awful. Middle is great for a full suspension, still very technical, lower was the most fun on my hardtail, but the hike a bike to upper pretty much ruined it. Don't go up to upper black, it's a piece of eroded trash.
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imalikyoaz (Sep 10, 2019 at 10:44)
Climb up the gravel road, and turn right or die. Upper black is horribly awful. Middle is great for a full suspension, still very technical, lower was the most fun on my hardtail, but the hike a bike to upper pretty much ruined it. Don't go up to upper black, it's a piece of eroded trash.
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imalikyoaz (Sep 10, 2019 at 10:44)
Climb up the gravel road, and turn right or die. Upper black is horribly awful. Middle is great for a full suspension, still very technical, lower was the most fun on my hardtail, but the hike a bike to upper pretty much ruined it. Don't go up to upper black, it's a piece of eroded trash.
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Elblue (Sep 8, 2019 at 17:36)
The top two miles are awesome, though I walked a few sections that were above my pay grade. Last mile is ok but you lose any semblance of flow with the log bridge crossings.
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robmsul (Jul 15, 2019 at 16:22)
Looped this in with Avery Creek and Clawhammer Road to get up to Black Mountain...bad idea. The first bit is easy going but the last half is a lot of getting off for crossings or hiking because it’s too technical to climb. If I did it again I would just wind up Clawhammer on gravel rather than fight up this. Seems like it’s a better hike than ride.
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atomsmom (Jun 15, 2019 at 13:50)
Trail Club Gap
Have your technical shoes on or be ready for a significant hike-a-bike.
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atomsmom (Jun 15, 2019 at 13:48)
Definitely don’t try to compare this to any blues in Bent Creek or DuPont. I feel like I’m an intermediate rider and there were plenty of sections that I carried my bike through. Doesn’t even begin to compare with things like Greenslick.
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swagner2 (May 20, 2019 at 13:02)
DONT RIDE. MASSIVE EROSION AND OVERGROWTH. Trail is destroyed past Cantrell connector (coming downhill).
Trail crosses river 10+ times. Overgrowth will leave you crawling along valley floor. Not riding. I’ve ridden this trail in the past and it was rideable in the day. But now it’s not maintained at all. You will severely regret not heading others warnings.
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LegitBiker9000 (May 10, 2019 at 8:30)
Trail Pilot Rock
This is another great classic Pisgah, i would argue more difficult than what riders experience on the lower sections, however, just like every other pisgah trail, you get soaking wet. Also there are a few hike-a-bike sections, but overall amazing trail!
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LegitBiker9000 (May 10, 2019 at 8:30)
Trail Pilot Rock
This is another great classic Pisgah, i would argue more difficult than what riders experience on the lower sections, however, just like every other pisgah trail, you get soaking wet. Also there are a few hike-a-bike sections, but overall amazing trail!
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gebby111 (Mar 27, 2019 at 3:47)
Can confirm previous comments.... made the mistake of trying to link up squirrel to Cantrell and got abused by the forest.. so bring a machete and extra water and food if that’s what you’re in to
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LegitBiker9000 (Oct 27, 2018 at 15:01)
Best trail ever! Lol April fools
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LegitBiker9000 (Oct 27, 2018 at 15:01)
Best trail ever! Lol April fools
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LegitBiker9000 (Oct 27, 2018 at 15:01)
Best trail ever! Lol April fools
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0ldd0c (Oct 15, 2018 at 13:47)
We began at Club Gap and had to walk/ carry our bikes up a very steep, washed out 4 mile climb that was not rideable (unless you’re on a motocross bike). Then the downhill with equally washed out trail to rattle your mind and bike. Our advice, don’t start at Club Gap if you want to ride and not carry your bike
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0ldd0c (Oct 15, 2018 at 13:47)
We began at Club Gap and had to walk/ carry our bikes up a very steep, washed out 4 mile climb that was not rideable (unless you’re on a motocross bike). Then the downhill with equally washed out trail to rattle your mind and bike. Our advice, don’t start at Club Gap if you want to ride and not carry your bike
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0ldd0c (Oct 15, 2018 at 13:47)
We began at Club Gap and had to walk/ carry our bikes up a very steep, washed out 4 mile climb that was not rideable (unless you’re on a motocross bike). Then the downhill with equally washed out trail to rattle your mind and bike. Our advice, don’t start at Club Gap if you want to ride and not carry your bike
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0ldd0c (Oct 15, 2018 at 13:47)
We began at Club Gap and had to walk/ carry our bikes up a very steep, washed out 4 mile climb that was not rideable (unless you’re on a motocross bike). Then the downhill with equally washed out trail to rattle your mind and bike. Our advice, don’t start at Club Gap if you want to ride and not carry your bike
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manglermixer (Oct 8, 2018 at 19:33)
Trail Maxwell Cove
this is a double track forest road, should be labeled as a purple road
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 13:01)
You're going to be hiking through atleast nine rivers. But if you can shred through rivers, then i would say just send it.
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:58)
This trail is unmaintained, terrible drainage. But who needs drainage right? Also not hard at all
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:48)
We started up from club gap, which in its self, quite a challenging climb. To be honest the trail is fairly technical, but eases out on the bottom half with the rock gardens. I usually ride out west, so i find the east coast to be really lame. But to any advanced rider looking to shred something somewhat challenging, I'd suggest this trail. It also has a great loop. Don't even think about climbing up this trail
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:48)
We started up from club gap, which in its self, quite a challenging climb. To be honest the trail is fairly technical, but eases out on the bottom half with the rock gardens. I usually ride out west, so i find the east coast to be really lame. But to any advanced rider looking to shred something somewhat challenging, I'd suggest this trail. It also has a great loop. Don't even think about climbing up this trail
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:48)
We started up from club gap, which in its self, quite a challenging climb. To be honest the trail is fairly technical, but eases out on the bottom half with the rock gardens. I usually ride out west, so i find the east coast to be really lame. But to any advanced rider looking to shred something somewhat challenging, I'd suggest this trail. It also has a great loop. Don't even think about climbing up this trail
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:48)
We started up from club gap, which in its self, quite a challenging climb. To be honest the trail is fairly technical, but eases out on the bottom half with the rock gardens. I usually ride out west, so i find the east coast to be really lame. But to any advanced rider looking to shred something somewhat challenging, I'd suggest this trail. It also has a great loop. Don't even think about climbing up this trail
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slayersxc17 (Jul 4, 2018 at 3:51)
So this trail is awesome. Wondering have any of you ever rode this goin downhill. I’ve only ever climbed. Its 6.5 miles, 2500’ descent. That’s a pretty sweet recipe, yeah not steep, but still.
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slayersxc17 (Jul 4, 2018 at 3:51)
So this trail is awesome. Wondering have any of you ever rode this goin downhill. I’ve only ever climbed. Its 6.5 miles, 2500’ descent. That’s a pretty sweet recipe, yeah not steep, but still.
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josesanchez89 TMBA (Jul 1, 2018 at 14:42)
One of my favorite trails in the PNF. A true backcountry experience with beautiful vistas and gnarly terrain. In my opinion it's the definition of what mountain biking is in it's purest form. There is some hike a bike toward the top that is both mentally and physically challenging but the view from the top of pilot rock is awesome. I read some comments saying that the trail needs work and needs rock work to make it rideable but disagree, just leave it alone and have fun.
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josesanchez89 TMBA (Jul 1, 2018 at 14:42)
One of my favorite trails in the PNF. A true backcountry experience with beautiful vistas and gnarly terrain. In my opinion it's the definition of what mountain biking is in it's purest form. There is some hike a bike toward the top that is both mentally and physically challenging but the view from the top of pilot rock is awesome. I read some comments saying that the trail needs work and needs rock work to make it rideable but disagree, just leave it alone and have fun.
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mikemcnoskill (Jun 16, 2018 at 16:04)
I think the previous comment was really about this trail. It’s very overgrown and more hiking than riding.
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jastrain (May 6, 2018 at 12:18)
Do not ride from squirrel gap to Cantrell Creek. This is a horse trail. It is very over grown, full of mud pits, downed logs, and about a dozen deep water crossings.
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Pgerm (Feb 21, 2018 at 8:00)
I began the trail with Club Gap to Black Mtn.... Whoa what a kick in the balls. I wasn't prepared for the nearly 2 hrs of hiking my bike up a mountain. The downhill was real chunky with big rocks and big drops. Scetchy as hell, but awesome. Really tested the limits of me and my bike. About 1/2 way down the trail transformed into a fast, fun, and flowy route with berms and jumps. Next time I'll skip the hike a bike and probably try to meet up where the flow starts near thrift cove trail
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Pgerm (Feb 21, 2018 at 8:00)
I began the trail with Club Gap to Black Mtn.... Whoa what a kick in the balls. I wasn't prepared for the nearly 2 hrs of hiking my bike up a mountain. The downhill was real chunky with big rocks and big drops. Scetchy as hell, but awesome. Really tested the limits of me and my bike. About 1/2 way down the trail transformed into a fast, fun, and flowy route with berms and jumps. Next time I'll skip the hike a bike and probably try to meet up where the flow starts near thrift cove trail
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Pgerm (Feb 21, 2018 at 8:00)
I began the trail with Club Gap to Black Mtn.... Whoa what a kick in the balls. I wasn't prepared for the nearly 2 hrs of hiking my bike up a mountain. The downhill was real chunky with big rocks and big drops. Scetchy as hell, but awesome. Really tested the limits of me and my bike. About 1/2 way down the trail transformed into a fast, fun, and flowy route with berms and jumps. Next time I'll skip the hike a bike and probably try to meet up where the flow starts near thrift cove trail
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Pgerm (Feb 21, 2018 at 8:00)
I began the trail with Club Gap to Black Mtn.... Whoa what a kick in the balls. I wasn't prepared for the nearly 2 hrs of hiking my bike up a mountain. The downhill was real chunky with big rocks and big drops. Scetchy as hell, but awesome. Really tested the limits of me and my bike. About 1/2 way down the trail transformed into a fast, fun, and flowy route with berms and jumps. Next time I'll skip the hike a bike and probably try to meet up where the flow starts near thrift cove trail
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hrsjqb1 (Jul 20, 2017 at 20:05)
I really wish I had read this before riding it....up. Doing this as a climb is just plain stupid. Calling this an Intermediate downhill section understates it quite a bit. The trail is not what we would call well built. It follows fall lines, seems to have little regard for water management and is too close to the water table at the bottom. It's a hikers trail that could be a good time to descend, but should be considered Intermediate Plus at least.
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More Stats for All you can eat Pisgah Buffet mountain bike route
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Jan 28, 2023 @ 10:48am
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Oct 23, 2022 @ 6:27pm
Oct 23, 2022
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