8.1 miles
1,516 ft
-1,546 ft
3,774 ft
High Point

This is a basic loop by which top ride the Avery Creek downhill for Trail Forks and Garmin users.

Detailed Description
Avery Loop1 is a 8 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 2 trails. This route climbs 1,516 ft with a max elevation of 3,774 ft then descends -1,546 ft.
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15 Reviews & Comments

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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 21:15)
Trail Club Gap
I echo the other commenters. This is basically just an access road to Avery Gap.
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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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drdoogiehowsermtb (Jun 17, 2021 at 12:40)
Visitor to Asheville, the two days prior, I completed "Best of Dupont", Bent Creek Loop, Green's Lick, & Ingles Field Gap. I thought I'd visit Pisgah before I left. This trail is very difficult and was a very fun experience. If you can't ride it, walk it. It deserves the Black Diamond difficulty rating.
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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.
  • + 1
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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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.
  • + 1
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.
  • + 0
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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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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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:58)
This trail is unmaintained, terrible drainage. But who needs drainage right? Also not hard at all
  • - 1
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.

Trails in Route

Club Gap3,999 ft
Avery Creek Trail3 miles


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  • Difficulty rating
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More Stats for Avery Loop1 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,467 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,610 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,579 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    102 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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