12 miles
Distance
2,328 ft
Climb
-2,328 ft
Descent
3,341 ft
High Point

A loop route that will take you on (down) both Green's Lick and Ingles Field Gap trails. Pay to play with a few miles of climbing, but well worth it for a good day on both of Bent Creek's best descents.

The climb from the parking lot is moderate; the forest road / doubletrack gravel of Rice Pinnacle Road and Nothern Boundary take you past Five Points to Green's Lick, a very fast, flowy descent with some technical rocky sections and optional jump lines. Climb back up to Five Points via Little Hickory Top singletrack to enjoy another fast descent in Ingles Field Gap and undulating flow of Wolf Branch back to the parking lot.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Bent Creek Loop w/ Green's Lick and Ingles Field Gap mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,126 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,183 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,183 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -42.938%
  • Grade min
    34.889%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,866 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Trail transparency
      177 | 2 comments
      youtuber Mountain Biking Green's Lick at Bent Creek
      Mountain Biking Green's Lick at Bent Creek
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      Nov 14, 2018
      Blastin and Crashin Bent Creek
      Blastin and Crashin Bent Creek
      11:39 | 18 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
      Nov 8, 2018
      Went out after the rain ended. Slipped around everywhere until I found a tree I liked. Still had a good time.

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Wolf Branch
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 3:20pm
      2 days
      Some muddy spots.
      Ingles Field Gap
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 3:20pm
      2 days
      Green's Lick
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 3:33pm
      Nov 26, 2018
      there are so many leaves its hard to see rocks/roots/obstacles on the downhill.
      Sidehill
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 11:02am
      Nov 3, 2018
      Deer Lake Lodge
      Aug 20, 2018 @ 2:37pm
      Aug 20, 2018
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