19 miles
Distance
4,530 ft
Climb
-5,030 ft
Descent
4,213 ft
High Point

Shuttle to the Turkey Pen lot in South Mills River. Take the downhill fire road to the river, cross the bridge 100m to the left of the bottom of the trail. Continue on to Mullinax and up to Squirrel Gap. Take Buckhorn gap up to the intersection of Clawhammer Rd and Black Mtn. Continue up and over Black Mtn then down to Davidson River.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Turkey Pen Lot-SMR-Mullinax-Squirrel-SMR-Buckhorn-Black Mtn mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -499 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,657 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,157 ft
  • Grade
    -0.506%
  • Grade max
    -62.718%
  • Grade min
    79.727%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,487 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Black Mountain
Oct 24, 2017 @ 12:28pm
Oct 24, 2017
1 tree down across trail and another tree that uprooted half the trail near the bottom.
South Mills River
Jun 6, 2017 @ 11:12am
Jun 6, 2017
Let's be honest. This is Pisgah; there are going to be trees down and this is the most raw mtbing you will ever see. learn your bunny hops and log jumps. Rip it!!!
Buckhorn Gap Upper
Mar 6, 2017 @ 6:19pm
Mar 6, 2017
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