8.8 miles
Distance
1,415 ft
Climb
-1,414 ft
Descent
3,521 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
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    865
More Stats for BikeTransylvania: Maxwell to Black Mountain trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,159 ft
  • Grade max
    -108.1%
  • Grade min
    35.9%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,266 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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