8.8 miles
Distance
1,415 ft
Climb
-1,414 ft
Descent
3,521 ft
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This route is a Pisgah classic. Start with an easy warm up on pavement, climb for about 45 minutes on old forest roads and finish with a screaming singletrack descent. Should take most people about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

Detailed Description
BikeTransylvania: Maxwell to Black Mountain trail is a 9 mile popular expert route located near Brevard North Carolina. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 1,415 ft with a max elevation of 3,521 ft then descends -1,414 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
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More Stats for BikeTransylvania: Maxwell to Black Mountain trail mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 27 min
  • Altitude min
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,159 ft
  • Grade max
    -108.1%
  • Grade min
    35.9%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,266 ft
Avg: 4.75 (5 votes)
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