18 miles
Distance
3,502 ft
Climb
-3,503 ft
Descent
4,065 ft
High Point

After the great climb up Clawhammer road you get to test your self up Black Mnt. trail till to get to Buckwheat knob trail.... and after all that fun you get to rally down bennett gap trail, then head back to Sycamore Cycles!!! This ride is not for the faint of heart. It is wicked hard up and down.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    23
More Stats for Claw-->Black-->Buck-->Bennett mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,127 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,129 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,128 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -71.331%
  • Grade min
    45.264%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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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
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Black Mountain
      Nov 1, 2018 @ 4:38am
      Nov 1, 2018
      Bennett Gap
      Oct 16, 2018 @ 8:01am
      Oct 16, 2018
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      Oct 16, 2018 @ 8:01am
      Oct 16, 2018
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      Sep 3, 2018 @ 7:06am
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