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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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
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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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...
Waking up the Woods
Waking up the Woods
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Sep 5, 2016
Self-filmed segment of dawn patrol on Lower Black.

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Clawhammer Rd
Nov 25, 2017 @ 9:10am
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Oct 24, 2017 @ 12:28pm
Oct 24, 2017
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Jul 31, 2017 @ 3:21pm
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