11.7 miles
1,974 ft
-1,974 ft
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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Trails in Route


  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5.9 miles
  • Distance down
    4.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.3 miles
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Black Mountain Trail-Mid Upper to Lower
Black Mountain Trail-Mid Upper to Lower
12:12 | 21 | comments: 1 | favs:
May 21, 2017
Been a while but hit the middle upper section of Black Mountain all the way to the bottom. Highly recommended if you love the tech!!! Sorry for...
Waking up the Woods
Waking up the Woods
1:25 | 3425 | comments: 11 | favs: 48
Sep 5, 2016
Self-filmed segment of dawn patrol on Lower Black.
Some Pisgah
Some Pisgah
4:27 | 182 | comments: 1 | favs: 1
Aug 7, 2016
Exploring the new backyard with @brappetite and playing with the new gimbal. Mostly black mountain, some sycamore, kitsuma.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Black Mountain
Apr 14, 2017 @ 3:51pm
Apr 14, 2017
Fairly washed out on upper portion. Lower DH solid.
Clawhammer Rd
Mar 29, 2017 @ 6:39pm
Mar 29, 2017
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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