7 miles
Distance
1,667 ft
Climb
-1,667 ft
Descent
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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Pisgah Area SORBA (www.pisgahareasorba.org)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Ridelogs
    50
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
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -64.345%
  • Grade min
    37.39%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,740 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Dry
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      Trail transparency
      Thrift Cove to Lower Black Mtn
      Thrift Cove to Lower Black Mtn
      8:53 | 90 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jul 26, 2018
      Black Mountain 2018
      Black Mountain 2018
      9:11 | 157 | comments: 0 | favs:
      May 4, 2018
      OTB in Pisgah
      OTB in Pisgah
      0:15 | 356 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Feb 19, 2018
      Took my eyes off the trail for a second and my front wheel slid down the trail.

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Thrift Cove
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 8:00am
      Jan 12, 2019
      Grassy Road Trail
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 8:00am
      Jan 12, 2019
      Sycamore Cove Trail
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 5:40pm
      Jan 5, 2019
      Mostly dry except for spots that are typically wet, there are several trees down. On the upper side, going down (CW), right after the first bridge, there is a tree down at head level. On lower, after the first creek crossing, there are several areas filled with debris and small downed trees, but all are easily visible.
      Black Mountain
      Nov 1, 2018 @ 4:38am
      Nov 1, 2018
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