10 miles
Distance
2,665 ft
Climb
-2,709 ft
Descent
4,065 ft
High Point

A classic Pisgah ride, this ride should take most riders between two and three hours to finish. With a nice warm up on a forest road climb then advancing on to singletrack at the top, riders will get a couple of nice steep pitches up and down before taking the plunge to Club Gap. At this intersection, riders will head straight past Avery Creek trail on to Bennett Gap. Bennett Gap is the go to downhill for most riders in the region and is sure to have something for everyone.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag dudedowne (May 9, 2018 at 5:49)
 Do this ride or you will miss the best Pisgah has to offer. Plan on a grinding climb to start, but well worth it.

I parked at the Hub Bike shop and added the fun and flowy Thrift Cove>Lower Black loop, as a victory lap to end this Epic day. Finish up with a refrehment inside the Hub. You have just had the perfect day my friend.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Ridelogs
    22
More Stats for Bike Transylvania: Buckhorn, Buckwheat, Bennett Gap mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -44 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,318 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,361 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,318 ft
  • Grade
    -0.08%
  • Grade max
    -64.543%
  • Grade min
    36.89%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    976 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
165 | 2 comments
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