11.8 miles
Distance
2,527 ft
Climb
-2,523 ft
Descent
4,486 ft
High Point

Route hits all the trails on the north side of Big Ivy. Parts of this route can be overgrown in the Summer and early fall. Lots of up and down, great workout.

Detailed Description
Big Ivy North is a 12 mile less popular expert route located near Asheville North Carolina. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 2,527 ft with a max elevation of 4,486 ft then descends -2,523 ft.

35 Reviews & Comments

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CDT77 (Sep 18, 2022 at 11:23)
This should be a DH only direction trail - not bi-directional. The top 1/3rd is too steep to ride up.. additionally - I'd call the top 1/3rd 'black' due to grade. Awesome surprise tho if you like steep fall lines.
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Cbridge2015 (Aug 7, 2022 at 14:02)
Aug 7th 2022: Trail Closed to all foot, bike, vehicle, etc
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Cbridge2015 (Aug 7, 2022 at 14:02)
Aug 7th 2022: Trail Closed to all foot, bike, vehicle, etc
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Cbridge2015 (Aug 7, 2022 at 14:02)
Aug 7th 2022: Trail Closed to all foot, bike, vehicle, etc
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Cbridge2015 (Aug 7, 2022 at 14:02)
Aug 7th 2022: Trail Closed to all foot, bike, vehicle, etc
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BennetgapBen (Oct 17, 2021 at 6:59)
Trail Staire Creek
This trail f*cks
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Spiderman1028 (Jun 20, 2021 at 16:34)
Plac
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treylyon3 (May 3, 2021 at 7:02)
This is not a blue trail... It's basically a jeep road connector. Should be classified as purple on TF. Still a decent option if you're looking to connect some of the interior lines, though.
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Spiderman1028 (Apr 18, 2021 at 14:36)
Idk what that dude is talking about. Running it the way it is listed is a mellow climb followed by a sick dh!
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Spiderman1028 (Feb 23, 2021 at 20:16)
Awesome, thanks. I rode once before the gate closed and couldn’t remember.
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Spiderman1028 (Feb 23, 2021 at 20:16)
Awesome, thanks. I rode once before the gate closed and couldn’t remember.
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Spiderman1028 (Feb 23, 2021 at 20:16)
Awesome, thanks. I rode once before the gate closed and couldn’t remember.
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Spiderman1028 (Feb 23, 2021 at 20:16)
Awesome, thanks. I rode once before the gate closed and couldn’t remember.
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Jul 27, 2020 at 13:02)
Trees down galore so either way, up or down is a bummer right now
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Jan 12, 2020 at 20:02)
Main road gated at base as of Jan 10, 2020 so its pedal-up to everything til unlocked
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Jan 12, 2020 at 20:02)
Main road gated at base as of Jan 10, 2020 so its pedal-up to everything til unlocked
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Jan 12, 2020 at 20:02)
Main road gated at base as of Jan 10, 2020 so its pedal-up to everything til unlocked
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Jan 12, 2020 at 20:02)
Main road gated at base as of Jan 10, 2020 so its pedal-up to everything til unlocked
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Spiderman1028 (Feb 23, 2021 at 13:06)
There are places to park when the gate is closed?
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Spiderman1028 (Feb 23, 2021 at 13:06)
There are places to park when the gate is closed?
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Spiderman1028 (Feb 23, 2021 at 13:06)
There are places to park when the gate is closed?
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Spiderman1028 (Feb 23, 2021 at 13:06)
There are places to park when the gate is closed?
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Feb 23, 2021 at 15:40)
Yep - you'll see 'em from just where paved turns gravel, to a lot near the gate, roadside & up the spur road from the gate toward the hippie compound
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Feb 23, 2021 at 15:40)
Yep - you'll see 'em from just where paved turns gravel, to a lot near the gate, roadside & up the spur road from the gate toward the hippie compound
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Feb 23, 2021 at 15:40)
Yep - you'll see 'em from just where paved turns gravel, to a lot near the gate, roadside & up the spur road from the gate toward the hippie compound
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Feb 23, 2021 at 15:40)
Yep - you'll see 'em from just where paved turns gravel, to a lot near the gate, roadside & up the spur road from the gate toward the hippie compound
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Dec 24, 2019 at 14:29)
Don't bother going ccw on this trail unless you just wanna push a long haul and cruise an ild haul road back down. Clockwise is the way to go
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CGragtmans (Aug 11, 2019 at 16:56)
Trail Staire Creek
This trail is ripping right now. Bear Pen has some good hits too.
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SCxXxMTB (Jul 14, 2019 at 15:32)
Trail Staire Creek
Trail is super rad. Easily to shuttle too.
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mrcmatt (May 19, 2019 at 12:19)
Very Rough, hike a bike for the last half mile going up. No fun.
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kymtnbkr1 (Jun 18, 2018 at 5:07)
This trail is not rideable. Looks to have been closed for some time. Old fall line trail at top.
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MonkFSU (Mar 3, 2018 at 18:07)
Fun Trail
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MonkFSU (Mar 3, 2018 at 18:04)
Trail Staire Creek
Rad
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derpdownthehill (Nov 6, 2017 at 7:36)
Trail Staire Creek
Rode it this summer, Staire is in great shape. It's gotten a good bit of gnar back.
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blowmyfuse (Nov 30, 2015 at 8:53)
Trail Staire Creek
Was advised a bulldozer with a 9' blade has made it's way down the trail as a poorly executed FS project. From what I can gather, this trail is a NO GO. Anyone who can confirm/deny, post pics/details.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Big Ivy North mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,587 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,587 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,592 ft
  • Grade max
    -64.6%
  • Grade min
    46.8%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,440 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Walkers Creek Trail
Sep 21, 2022 @ 2:19pm
Sep 21, 2022
One old deadfall that could be cleared mid trail.
Big Ivy Rd FSR 74
Aug 9, 2022 @ 11:03am
Aug 9, 2022
Old Ranger Road
Dec 17, 2021 @ 8:10am
Dec 17, 2021
A few small trees down up top, no new trees in the descent. Very leafy and loose
Perkins Trail
Nov 15, 2021 @ 9:23am
Nov 15, 2021
multiple trees down
Staire Creek
Jul 23, 2021 @ 7:00am
Jul 23, 2021
Two large trees down in the middle, careful!
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