12.3 miles
Distance
1,707 ft
Climb
-1,722 ft
Descent
3,314 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.

Detailed Description
Bent Creek Loop w/ Green's Lick and Ingles Field Gap is a 12 mile popular expert route located near Bent Creek North Carolina. This mountain bike only route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 1,707 ft with a max elevation of 3,314 ft then descends -1,722 ft.
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19 Reviews & Comments

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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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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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benfin (Jul 30, 2020 at 7:19)
This route is ok. From what I've read you should take Ingles up instead of the fire roads. Its 5 miles to the start of Green's Lick. My friend almost died. Hahaha. After Green's Lick you take Sandhill to connect with another trail. Be prepared to hike your bike going that direction. Very technical climbing. The blue is meant to go down. Not up. Up would be a black on my opinion.
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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 9:14)
Great views of Reeves Cove in early spring
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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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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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    348
More Stats for Bent Creek Loop w/ Green's Lick and Ingles Field Gap mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,144 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,193 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,178 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -37%
  • Grade min
    19.4%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,401 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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