9 miles
Distance
1,736 ft
Climb
-1,736 ft
Descent
3,540 ft
High Point

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.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    248
More Stats for BikeTransylvania: Maxwell to Black Mountain trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,157 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -32.81%
  • Grade min
    51.996%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,273 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Trail transparency
      Black Mountain Pisgah
      Black Mountain Pisgah
      2:04 | 67 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Feb 28, 2019
      Messing around in pisgah
      Thrift Cove to Lower Black Mtn
      Thrift Cove to Lower Black Mtn
      8:53 | 139 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jul 26, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Clawhammer Rd
      Apr 23, 2019 @ 12:44pm
      2 days
      Avery Creek Road
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 7:26am
      Apr 15, 2019
      FS 5099
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 7:26am
      Apr 15, 2019
      Black Mountain
      Feb 8, 2019 @ 4:29pm
      Feb 8, 2019
      Middle is in good condition, no major downed trees or other hazards. Mostly dry except for a few spots that tend to hold water. Lower is hit or mess, but very slippery in some sections and probably best avoided with the freeze/thaw going on. Take Thrift instead.
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