12 miles
2,969 ft
-2,969 ft
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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  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,892 ft
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Farlow Gap
Farlow Gap
trail: Farlow Gap
9:43 | 158 | comments: 1 | 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
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Nov 23, 2016

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Farlow Gap
Feb 20, 2018 @ 9:25am
Feb 20, 2018
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