7 miles
Distance
1,374 ft
Climb
-1,273 ft
Descent
3,523 ft
High Point

This mountain bike ride is a great step up for intermediate riders and consists of a mellow climb up Cove Creek trail with a few stream crossings, then a traverse across to Daniel Ridge trail on an old jeep road that has grown into singletrack. The descent down Daniel Ridge follows the creek, and there is a good swimming hole at the end.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Ridelogs
    17
More Stats for Bike Transylvania: Cove Creek to Daniel Ridge mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    100 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,549 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,551 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,651 ft
  • Grade
    0.268%
  • Grade max
    -44.588%
  • Grade min
    22.095%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,903 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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