11.4 miles
1,970 ft
-1,974 ft
3,536 ft
High Point


Park in the Thrift Cove parking area at the base of the Black Mountain Trail.
Head West on HWY 276 and Turn right onto Avery Creek Road.
Climb Avery Creek till you see the horse stables and take a right onto Clawhammer.
You will come to a 3 way and take a right onto Maxwell.
The NExt Intersection is Middle Bacl Mountain Have a short climb to begin then SEND IT!!!
When you exit Lower black take a left up Thrift cove.
Climb till the trail Y's and take a right onto Grassy Road Trail.
Next intersection take a right onto Sycamore.
Sycamore wil end you back onto HWY 276 so take a right and youll be back to the car in no time!

Detailed Description
Avery->Clawhammer->Maxwell->Middle->Lower->Grassy->Sycamore is a 11 mile popular expert route located near Brevard North Carolina. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 1,970 ft with a max elevation of 3,536 ft then descends -1,974 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Avery->Clawhammer->Maxwell->Middle->Lower->Grassy->Sycamore mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 51 min
  • Altitude min
    2,142 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,159 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,159 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Avery Creek Trail
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Grassy Road Trail
Feb 14, 2024 @ 9:19am
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Maxwell Cove
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