18.4 miles
Distance
2,968 ft
Climb
-2,914 ft
Descent
3,478 ft
High Point

BENT CREEK TO NORTH MILLS CAMPGROUND - POINT TO POINT ROUTE - VIA GREENS LICK - CROSSING BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY - GOING DOWN TRACE RIDGE TRAIL TO CAMP

Detailed Description
BentCreek to Camp #MFBIKERS #FILHOCHORAMAENAOVE is a 18 mile moderately popular expert route located near Bent Creek North Carolina. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 2,968 ft with a max elevation of 3,478 ft then descends -2,914 ft.
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43 Reviews & Comments

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scott4238 (Oct 23, 2022 at 17:24)
The "drop" is maybe 2-3 ft at most and If you're game for a black trail you're gonna be fine. Nothing technical on this just rough and fast. Wasn't my favorite descent not too many turns just a straight shot. Absolutely beautiful views, definitely worth checking out tho.
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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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TizZL3 (Jul 20, 2022 at 13:12)
If you prefer not riding your bike and just crossing the same river 12 times carrying your bike then this is the trail for you!
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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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nc-sc-climber (Apr 17, 2022 at 5:19)
The drop at the start with the tree as a lip isn't so bad with a full squish bike. I didn't get bucked and I also didn't bunny hop it (thought it couldn't be the drop that everyone was worried about). The harder parts of the trail were the loose rock and a section of back to back drops that had a double drop in it. Trying to air gap that double drop could definitely get someone hurt, and is probably possible with how fast this trail rides. Definitely a black diamond trail.
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Boostiiyo (Apr 13, 2022 at 8:47)
One of the best trails in Pisgah if you ask me. It’s pretty much a straight shot down so you can pick up some crazy speed and fly off the drops smoothly. Watch out for the first big drop at the very beginning.
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Nmichaud (Nov 22, 2021 at 20:32)
I agree. Flowy, fun and a gem.
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Nmichaud (Nov 22, 2021 at 20:29)
Awesome trail, killer scenery. We were visiting and highly recommend, the (Road) climb to get there was long and a good warmup.
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BennetgapBen (Aug 24, 2021 at 6:22)
This is a blue not black
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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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provin1327 (Apr 8, 2021 at 13:29)
Wow, one of the best descents I have ever ridden. Very high speed, chunky but nothing crazy and berms with loads of grip. An absolute must do trail!
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Spiderman1028 (Sep 22, 2020 at 15:25)
What legitbiker9000 said haha.
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906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS (Aug 25, 2020 at 10:09)
Descending from the Trace Ridge Trail Head to North Mills River Trail can be fun if its not wet. There are some minor rock drops/jumps. Ascending this trail from North Mills River Trail to Wash Creek Trail is not that difficult and provides for some moderately technical features to climb over vs going up the gravel roads. I would not second guess in my future rides to use this as an up hill connection.
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benfin (Aug 18, 2020 at 6:57)
This isn't the downhill section of Spencer. It is though the most beautiful ride up to the top where Spencer descent and Trace ridge start.
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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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jfraz828 (Apr 30, 2020 at 21:15)
Whoever wrote that description is either a bitter and slow old fart, or someone trying to keep people away from a gem. Cause that’s what it is, a flowy gem.
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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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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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Elblue (Oct 5, 2019 at 10:03)
Super fun. Mildly technical, definitely a blue for Pisgah. Highly recommend in combo with fletcher creek upper and lower!
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rybrentd (Jul 24, 2019 at 2:27)
I almost ran into a black bear right before trace ridge/spencer intersection on June 23, 2019. I was traveling up from the east side to ride down Trace Ridge. The bear was about 20 yards ahead traveling (barreling) down the hill right before twilight. Another user reported a bear at ingles field gap recently so potentially beware.
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LegitBiker9000 (Jun 10, 2019 at 16:23)
So Yeah As Mike Pain Would Say Absolutely Absurd!
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LegitBiker9000 (May 20, 2019 at 8:01)
Honestly way better descent than spencer gap, yeah spencer gap may have a few man build features on it, but screw it, where would u rather end on a uphill or have a full descent of classic pisgah?
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LegitBiker9000 (Oct 27, 2018 at 15:01)
Best trail ever! Lol April fools
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LegitBiker9000 (Oct 24, 2018 at 15:40)
This trail is almost as bad as having to take a lap in history class. Let alone take a history test. This trail is worse than the entire Ottoman Empire. SAD! Also, massIvly overrated, screw the 20th Century.
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hellisinhello (Aug 18, 2018 at 14:08)
Trail description is far from true! Fun, flowy trail that is worth linking up with Fletcher.
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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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Mightywhite (Jul 2, 2018 at 8:04)
Super fun trail with a few water bar sections, nothing heavy. Feels like a bit less refined Kitsuma. Highly recommended.
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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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jfdeshaies Sherbrooke (May 9, 2018 at 6:58)
Super fun, rolling, bermy and flowy trail with still a lot of option for air maneuver!
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manglermixer (Sep 24, 2017 at 6:37)
Don't agree with this trail description, it's a fun trail that's not a creek gutter anymore.
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jdbaum3 (Jul 5, 2017 at 17:07)
Currently closed to traffic, don't expect to get to the parking areas shown.
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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
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for BentCreek to Camp #MFBIKERS #FILHOCHORAMAENAOVE mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    54 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,137 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,172 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,224 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -45.3%
  • Grade min
    26.2%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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