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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Details

  • 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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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Sight Sight
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  • Camping Camping
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Trail transparency
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Thrift Cove to Lower Black Mtn
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Jul 26, 2018
Black Mountain 2018
Black Mountain 2018
9:11 | 140 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 4, 2018

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