12.9 miles
Distance
2,243 ft
Climb
-2,259 ft
Descent
4,851 ft
High Point

The classic Laurel Mountain Pilot loop

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Ridelogs
    277
More Stats for Laurel/Pilot mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -15 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,739 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,160 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,146 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -53.8%
  • Grade min
    53.8%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,416 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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2017.10.16 Pilot Rock downhill
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Laurel Mountain
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Pilot Rock
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Aug 18, 2021 @ 4:01pm
Aug 18, 2021
Due to the heavy rainfalls from Tropical Storm Fred the USFS has closed all trails and roads in the Pisgah Ranger District till they can inspect them for damage. This is to keep all users safe. reporter
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