14.5 miles
Distance
2,108 ft
Climb
-2,134 ft
Descent
3,324 ft
High Point

A long climb to benefit the best downhill Bent Creek has to offer.

Detailed Description
Bent creek Black Trails is a 15 mile popular expert route located near Bent Creek North Carolina. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 2,108 ft with a max elevation of 3,324 ft then descends -2,134 ft.
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28 Reviews & Comments

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mrcmatt (Oct 29, 2022 at 17:15)
Trail Sidehill
Pretty serious trail work has smoothed it out and added several flowy jumps, less chunder, faster.
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hc-mtb (Oct 8, 2022 at 7:33)
Nice and steady climb up to greens lick. Takes longer than some routes but not too steep
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Ericmorgy (Sep 17, 2022 at 11:05)
Solid Blue. Lots of fun!
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Ericmorgy (Sep 17, 2022 at 11:05)
Solid Blue. Lots of fun!
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mooseLW (Aug 31, 2022 at 14:21)
I saw a Honda CR-V coming down this trail when I was going up today. I also came across a yellow jackets nest in the ground about 1/2 mile from the intersection with 5 points.
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Lman1299 (Aug 4, 2022 at 14:29)
Tree fell down from rain recently not too far into trail, 8/4/22
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feekstar (Jun 27, 2022 at 10:05)
Great trail, super popular and is barely a blue difficulty. You can really get some speed going down but be careful as many folks climb up to save time vs. the road
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feekstar (Jun 27, 2022 at 10:05)
Great trail, super popular and is barely a blue difficulty. You can really get some speed going down but be careful as many folks climb up to save time vs. the road
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timcc (Apr 3, 2022 at 5:50)
Trail Sidehill
Several trees down across trail on 4-2-2022
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BennetgapBen (Aug 24, 2021 at 6:21)
Trail Green's Lick
More of a blue trail with quite a bit of peddaling.
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waterki1 (Feb 17, 2021 at 10:30)
These are Black Diamond trails? I have been riding these for years on my hardtail Yeti and thought they were kind of moderate. Heading up there soon to try out my new Yeti SB 130
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Nick0311 (Jul 5, 2020 at 12:03)
Ideal conditions
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Gmitch17 (Jun 7, 2020 at 13:26)
Huge tree near the end of the trail by Ledford
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Gmitch17 (Jun 7, 2020 at 13:26)
Huge tree near the end of the trail by Ledford
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craigiest (Apr 19, 2020 at 9:16)
Gravel access road to better trails
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craigiest (Apr 19, 2020 at 9:16)
Pretty run
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craigiest (Apr 19, 2020 at 9:16)
Pretty run
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craigiest (Apr 19, 2020 at 9:14)
Great views of Reeves Cove in early spring
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  • - 2
jonluers (Dec 5, 2019 at 16:15)
Trail Green's Lick
I’d rather ride I-26 with construction traffic than this trail. One man’s non-sarcastic opinion.
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Eagsman1 (Oct 13, 2019 at 19:51)
Really fricking long. After a 4 mile climb, when u start going downhill, you'll come to a gate. Take a right to get back to the parking areas.
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906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS (Oct 13, 2019 at 9:43)
Trail Wolf Branch
Great trail both directions. Has some great TTF’s.
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:55)
Trail Green's Lick
Great downhill run, just watch out for a few of those jumps, they'll shoot you up like a rocket.
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:54)
I find riding up this trail be really easy. But honestly, don't descend down this trail, it is really lame. Climb up this trail to greenslick, so you're getting what you deserve.
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LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:54)
I find riding up this trail be really easy. But honestly, don't descend down this trail, it is really lame. Climb up this trail to greenslick, so you're getting what you deserve.
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loamersimpson (May 10, 2018 at 17:23)
Spotted two cubs at the bottom of Ingles Field near the fire road at about 4:15p 5/10 right before the rain came in
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loamersimpson (May 10, 2018 at 17:23)
Spotted two cubs at the bottom of Ingles Field near the fire road at about 4:15p 5/10 right before the rain came in
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samasnead (Nov 27, 2017 at 8:44)
Trail Sidehill
Lower sections have inches of leaves right now that make riding a near hazard.
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jeffreylj (Aug 17, 2016 at 4:08)
Trail Green's Lick
Awesome downhill run!
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More Stats for Bent creek Black Trails mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -26 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,134 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,174 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,149 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -39.1%
  • Grade min
    20.5%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,461 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Deer Lake Lodge
Jan 15, 2023 @ 7:22am
Jan 15, 2023
Difficult to climb, very muddy and slippery
Wolf Branch
Jan 14, 2023 @ 11:22pm
Jan 14, 2023
Ingles Field Gap
Jan 14, 2023 @ 11:22pm
Jan 14, 2023
Sidehill
Jan 14, 2023 @ 11:22pm
Jan 14, 2023
Green's Lick
Jan 14, 2023 @ 11:22pm
Jan 14, 2023
Some very wet spots, slippery
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