19 miles
4,530 ft
-5,030 ft
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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  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
  • Physical rating
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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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,487 ft
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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Black Mountain Trail-Mid Upper to Lower
Black Mountain Trail-Mid Upper to Lower
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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...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

South Mills River
Mar 10, 2018 @ 5:36pm
Mar 10, 2018
Lots of trees down, looks like more recent damage from high winds we’ve been having. Mostly dead Hemlocks. Lots of stopping and climbing over trees!
Black Mountain
Jan 3, 2018 @ 8:02pm
Jan 3, 2018
Buckhorn Gap Upper
Mar 6, 2017 @ 6:19pm
Mar 6, 2017
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