32.6 miles
Distance
4,485 ft
Climb
-4,459 ft
Descent
3,307 ft
High Point

Bent Creek North and Bent Creek South and Back loops together, with Alex's Forest and a little something extra at the end.

Detailed Description
Bent Creek Grand Tour is a 33 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Bent Creek North Carolina. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 4,485 ft with a max elevation of 3,307 ft then descends -4,459 ft.
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11 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
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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  • + 0
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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  • + 1
craigiest (Apr 19, 2020 at 9:11)
Trail Brit Rd.
Gravely access road
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craigiest (Apr 19, 2020 at 9:09)
Connection from Cell Tower Summit is obscured by tree fall
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craigiest (Apr 19, 2020 at 9:07)
Trail Lamby's Loop
Clear and gentle climb
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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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  • + 1
906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS (Oct 13, 2019 at 9:43)
Trail Wolf Branch
Great trail both directions. Has some great TTF’s.
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  • + 1
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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  • + 0
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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  • + 1
jeffreylj (Aug 17, 2016 at 4:08)
Trail Green's Lick
Awesome downhill run!
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Trails in Route

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    9
More Stats for Bent Creek Grand Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,087 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,234 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,260 ft
  • Grade max
    -49.6%
  • Grade min
    71.3%
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Sidehill
Nov 7, 2022 @ 9:15pm
Nov 7, 2022
Green's Lick
Nov 7, 2022 @ 9:15pm
Nov 7, 2022
Lots of leaves on the trail right now.
Wolf Branch
Oct 14, 2022 @ 12:53am
Oct 14, 2022
Hard Times Connector
Oct 14, 2022 @ 12:53am
Oct 14, 2022
South Ridge Road
Oct 6, 2022 @ 8:14am
Oct 6, 2022
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