32 miles
Distance
6,783 ft
Climb
-6,782 ft
Descent
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.

Local Trail Association
Pisgah Area SORBA (www.pisgahareasorba.org)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Ridelogs
    1
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
    -45.785%
  • Grade min
    63.412%
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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