7 miles
Distance
1,471 ft
Climb
-1,452 ft
Descent
3,488 ft
High Point

Modest climb on the road to a difficult climb on spencer gap to meet Trace Ridge. Downhill all the way from there.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    174
More Stats for Wash Creek Road / Trace Ridge Trail Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,418 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,553 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,572 ft
  • Grade
    0.053%
  • Grade max
    -26.042%
  • Grade min
    28.353%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,754 ft
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Wash Creek Road
      May 24, 2020 @ 7:30am
      May 24, 2020
      Just to clarify, wash creek IS open from North Mills River Campground to the Wash Creek Horse Camp, the first lot about 2 miles up, for vehicles. The gate is closed at that point. But you can still park and bike to Spencer/Trace Ridge or up to the parkway and over into Bent Creek.
      Trace Ridge Descent
      May 24, 2020 @ 7:28am
      May 24, 2020
      Large trees down across descent, about half way down. May be able to clear it but not me. Wet given the weather lately but nothing crazy.
      Spencer Gap Upper
      May 23, 2020 @ 2:41pm
      May 23, 2020
      Henderson Reservoir
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 10:08am
      Mar 10, 2019
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