13 miles
Distance
2,750 ft
Climb
-2,750 ft
Descent
3,346 ft
High Point

Great loop to do most of the main trails in Mills River. Long gravel road climb up to Spencer Gap and plenty of roller coaster descending. The upper portion of Fletcher Creek passes through a few large meadows and the remains of a vast beaver dam can be seen on the left side. A few creek crossings, all easily rideable. Nothing too hard, lots of speed and plenty of sweeping turns.

At the bottom of Fletcher Creek you can make a 180 right and gide a few hundred yards up to the Mills River Reservoir, the intersection for some legendary trails Sassafras and Big Fork.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Full Spencer Gap to Fletcher Creek Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,218 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,232 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,232 ft
  • Grade max
    -48.9%
  • Grade min
    51.555%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,141 ft
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Fletcher Creek Lower
Nov 5, 2017 @ 10:19am
Nov 5, 2017
Spencer Gap Upper
Nov 5, 2017 @ 10:19am
Nov 5, 2017
A little moist in spots, but mostly dry.
Fletcher Creek Upper
Nov 5, 2017 @ 10:19am
Nov 5, 2017
Spencer Branch Upper
Nov 5, 2017 @ 10:19am
Nov 5, 2017
Mostly dry. Lots of leaves hiding the bulk of the trail, though. Love autumn riding!
New Lower Trace Ridge - Reroute
Sep 4, 2017 @ 3:52pm
Sep 4, 2017
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