28 miles
Distance
5,409 ft
Climb
-8,236 ft
Descent
5,006 ft
High Point

Shuttle to the top of Laurel, take Laurel down and connect via Yellow Gap rd and shorter trails to Squirrel gap. Take Squirrel gap to SMR and then up Buckhorn to Black Mtn. Traverse and descend Black mtn to Davidson River Campground.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Laurel-Squirrel-Black Mtn death march mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,826 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,985 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,159 ft
  • Grade
    -1.908%
  • Grade max
    -62.114%
  • Grade min
    79.727%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Black Mountain
Oct 24, 2017 @ 12:28pm
Oct 24, 2017
1 tree down across trail and another tree that uprooted half the trail near the bottom.
Laurel Mountain
Oct 5, 2017 @ 4:01pm
Oct 5, 2017
Leafy and awesome
Laurel Mountain Connector
Oct 5, 2017 @ 4:01pm
Oct 5, 2017
Yellow Gap Rd
Jul 31, 2017 @ 1:10pm
Jul 31, 2017
Headed out to park at Pilot Rock trailhead. Gate was closed at Yellow Gap trail on Yellow Gap road. As far as I know this isn't a seasonal closure. I assume it was still closed from the manhunt going on in Pisgah. He's been captured everyone, no worries.
South Mills River
Jun 6, 2017 @ 11:12am
Jun 6, 2017
Let's be honest. This is Pisgah; there are going to be trees down and this is the most raw mtbing you will ever see. learn your bunny hops and log jumps. Rip it!!!
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