12 miles
Distance
1,974 ft
Climb
-1,974 ft
Descent
3,545 ft
High Point

One of our favorites from the shop. You head out 276 then turn on to 477 until you start heading up Clawhammer rd and then turn right on to Maxwell cove road. At the fire ring turn right on to black mountain trail once over hickory knob you have one sweet downhill till you get back to black mountain trail head. Turn left onto 276 and head back to Sycamore Cycles!!!

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    123
More Stats for Sycamore Cycles: Maxwell to Black Mountain Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,128 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,129 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,128 ft
  • Grade max
    -36.918%
  • Grade min
    43.675%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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      Feb 28, 2019
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Clawhammer Rd
      Apr 23, 2019 @ 12:44pm
      3 days
      Avery Creek Road
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 7:26am
      Apr 15, 2019
      Black Mountain
      Feb 8, 2019 @ 4:29pm
      Feb 8, 2019
      Middle is in good condition, no major downed trees or other hazards. Mostly dry except for a few spots that tend to hold water. Lower is hit or mess, but very slippery in some sections and probably best avoided with the freeze/thaw going on. Take Thrift instead.
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