32 miles
Distance
9,182 ft
Climb
-9,177 ft
Descent
4,218 ft
High Point

An all day epic through some of the best trails in the south side of Pisgah National Forest's Ranger District. Expect 6-10 hours to complete due to lots of hike a bike. If desired, can park at the horse stables instead of the ranger station, letting you pass your car to fill up water, etc. multiple times.

Local Trail Association
Pisgah Area SORBA (www.pisgahareasorba.org)
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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
More Stats for South Pisgah All Day Epic: Buckwheat, Bennett, Avery, Black mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,155 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,160 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,165 ft
  • Grade
    0.003%
  • Grade max
    -71.755%
  • Grade min
    55.112%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Trail transparency
      Bennett Corner
      Bennett Corner
      0:15 | 2 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Apr 16, 2019
      Rolling/Dropping the middle line. smash the chainring but rode er out
      Black Mountain Pisgah
      Black Mountain Pisgah
      2:04 | 64 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Feb 28, 2019
      Messing around in pisgah

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