12 miles
Distance
2,969 ft
Climb
-2,969 ft
Descent
4,648 ft
High Point

Farlow Gap is a destination for many mountain bikers and is considered by many to be one of the most difficult trail in Pisgah. Fall line rock garden, stream crossings and mountain coves covered in ferns await the adventurous on this ride that could take anywhere from 3 -5 hours depending on skill level. Not recommended for new/intermediate riders. It is recommended that you notify someone of the route and start time, and alway take a map.

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Ridelogs
    74
More Stats for Bike Transylvania: Farlow Gap mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,631 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,631 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,631 ft
  • Grade max
    -43.693%
  • Grade min
    45.076%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,892 ft
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  • Snow Packed
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      Farlow Gap
      Farlow Gap
      trail: Farlow Gap
      9:43 | 291 | comments: 2 | favs:
      May 21, 2017
      Super fun, Farlow Gap in the wet...been long, long time since I been up on this trail, riding with JC who crushes this local line for him, you see...
      Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss: Farlow Gap
      Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss: Farlow Gap
      trail: Farlow Gap
      839 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Nov 23, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Daniels Ridge
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 2:18pm
      Dec 29, 2018
      Rocky side: Running water down some sections of trail due to pop up creeks, mainly on the rocky sections. Many sections are dry, mainly those exposed to sunlight, the wet sections were not muddy, but had a fair amount of running water down the trail. The bridge side is likely messy and best avoided, climbing from Lanning was not overly messy, wet, or soft, but the section below that going down typically gets muddy with significant rain. Some trees down, but mostly clear.
      Farlow Gap
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 7:39am
      Oct 25, 2018
      Starting to get a bit leafy as of 10/25 but not yet in full on surf mode.
      Lanning Ridge Road
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 7:14am
      Sep 19, 2018
      N Davidson River Rd
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 6:10am
      Sep 1, 2018
      Pilot Mountain Rd
      Feb 20, 2018 @ 9:25am
      Feb 20, 2018
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