18 miles
3,107 ft
-5,889 ft
5,271 ft
High Point

This is a long shuttle route...should be worth it for all the bombing dawn the mountains you will get. All day ride in the forest bring your A game as there are no good bail outs after Pilot Rock. So bring plenty of water, food and humor.

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag someslowguy (Aug 24, 2016 at 2:26)
 You guys forgot to mention the first .25mi is illegal for mountain bikes. I was discussing this route at the local bike shop with a National Park Service ranger asking me about a couple of the trails. He said 'you mean it's a hike a bike?' I said, 'no it's hiking only, black trail on the map, illegal for bikes.' He seemed dumbfounded that a website/app like this would list a route including a no-bikes start like this one. Maybe take it down? Or change the start point on the map so it's not so blatant? Just a thought
  • + 1
flag GoDownFast (Jul 21, 2017 at 16:30)
 it said "party"

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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Pisgah Party Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,781 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,203 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,984 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,203 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,849 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Pilot Rock pt 4
Pilot Rock pt 4
trail: Pilot Rock
2:09 | 76 | comments: 1 | favs:
Oct 26, 2016
last and fastest part of Pilot Rock
Pilot Rock
Pilot Rock
trail: Pilot Rock
2:00 | 97 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 26, 2016
Blund run Pt3 with second tumble
Blind run Pt2
Blind run Pt2
trail: Pilot Rock
3:15 | 41 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 26, 2016
Fun trail

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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.
Buck Spring Trail
Apr 13, 2017 @ 2:10pm
Apr 13, 2017
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