32 miles
6,783 ft
-6,782 ft
4,853 ft
High Point

The classic Pisgah mountain bike ride. A tour of all the singletrack that you have read about, this loop could take 5 to 7 hours and is considered very difficult. Singletrack climbs, switchback descents and beautiful hand cut trails are what has put Brevard on the map as a destination.

Note: Access to this ride is found at Turkey Pen trailhead on Tukey Pen Rd., off N.C. 280 (Asheville Highway) at the Henderson and Transylvania County line. You may need to park at the bottom of the gravel road; it is rough and may be impassable for cars with low clearance.

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Pisgah Area SORBA (www.pisgahareasorba.org)
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
More Stats for Bike Transylvania: Big Boy Pisgah Ride mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,333 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,647 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,648 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Pilot Rock pt 4
Pilot Rock pt 4
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last and fastest part of Pilot Rock
Pilot Rock
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Blund run Pt3 with second tumble

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