7 miles
1,667 ft
-1,667 ft
2,913 ft
High Point

These are the closest accessible mountain bike trails from either bike shop at the entrance to Pisgah. They are they after work quickies for locals, but during the middle of the day riders probably won't see many other people.

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More Stats for Bike Transylvania: Thrift to Black Mountain and Upper Sycamore Cove mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,144 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,158 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,157 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,740 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Mtn Biking the Complete Black Mtn Trail in...
Mtn Biking the Complete Black Mtn Trail in Pisgah, NC
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Aug 22, 2017
Black Mountain Trail-Mid Upper to Lower
Black Mountain Trail-Mid Upper to Lower
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May 21, 2017
Been a while but hit the middle upper section of Black Mountain all the way to the bottom. Highly recommended if you love the tech!!! Sorry for...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Black Mountain
Oct 24, 2017 @ 12:28pm
Oct 24, 2017
1 tree down across trail and another tree that uprooted half the trail near the bottom.
Grassy Road Trail
Oct 1, 2017 @ 11:47am
Oct 1, 2017
Sycamore Cove Trail
Jul 9, 2017 @ 6:17pm
Jul 9, 2017
Minor wet spots where the sun doesn't hit, but otherwise trail was in great shape.
Thrift Cove
May 10, 2017 @ 1:56pm
May 10, 2017
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