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

  • Riding area
  • 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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Trail Style
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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

traildateconditiondescription
Bradley Creek
May 22, 2018 @ 1:25pm
May 22, 2018
Multiple trees down, river depth is impassable on the side closest to S Mills
South Mills River
May 3, 2018 @ 5:50pm
May 3, 2018
Hundreds of downed trees. One significant one that was almost impassable. So overgrown it’s hard to even see the trail. Arms and legs are destroyed. Add that to the 9 river crossings and it’s no fun.
Black Mountain
Apr 21, 2018 @ 7:28am
Apr 21, 2018
Yellow Gap Rd
Feb 28, 2018 @ 7:49am
Feb 28, 2018
Gate is close to Vehicles, road can not be used with cars but can be ridden without issue.
Laurel Mountain
Oct 5, 2017 @ 4:01pm
Oct 5, 2017
Leafy and awesome
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