6 miles
Distance
943 ft
Climb
-937 ft
Descent
3,078 ft
High Point

This is one of our favorite routes for Big Rock and is featured in Freehub Magazine's Pisgah Photo Book: Issue 6.3. You can mix up any of the different trails to create a perfect route for your desired time frame.

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 6
flag thuff4130 (Apr 18, 2016 at 6:55)
 run burnt mountain opposite of the way this route shows. Easier climb and a much better downhill.
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  • + 1
flag kedelberg (Nov 30, 2017 at 7:12)
 Agreed with comment above on Burnt Mountain, makes the downhill more technical and enjoyable.
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More Stats for Freehub Magazine: Big Rock Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,643 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,724 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,730 ft
  • Grade
    0.02%
  • Grade max
    -48.372%
  • Grade min
    23.358%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,483 ft
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Big Rock
      Dec 24, 2018 @ 8:21am
      Dec 24, 2018
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      Dec 24, 2018
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      Nov 14, 2018 @ 3:52pm
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