Alexander Park Details
Located in a wooded buffer zone around the Buncombe County Landfill, Alexander Bike Park offers rides about 7 miles of trails on a slope high above the French Broad River. The trails range from smooth and fast (less common) to tight and twisty (more common), but in general they are rated More Difficult and are moderate in aerobic and technical challenge. Some trails follow existing roads but some have been newly constructed for the park.
Some sections of trail get overgrown a bit in the summer, but they're in generally good shape.
There are two main loop trails in the park.
The red-blazed right loop starts at the French Broad River parking area and travels around the lower section of the park, totaling just over 3 miles, and contains the more tight-and-twisty singletrack and doubletrack.
The other loop, blazed yellow and called the M3 loop, starts at the tip of the right loop (at the landfill access road) and winds around the hillside above the French Broad River. It has a faster, more flowing feel to it, but it too has some twisty sections with technical challenges to spice it up.
The barn road connects the parking area to the right loop and then continues uphill to form a connection through the middle of it.
From Asheville, take US 19-23 North to the Marshall/Hot Springs exit. Take this exit (US 25-70) and drive to the second light. Turn left onto Monticello road and follow this until it ends at River Road. Turn right; it is several miles to the signed parking area. The parking area is on either side of River Road.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Alexander Park bike trail
Altitude change282 ft
Altitude min1,802 ft
Altitude max2,087 ft
Altitude start1,805 ft
Altitude end2,087 ft
Distance climb3,339 ft
Distance down355 ft
Distance flat299 ft
Avg reverse time01:00:45
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Alexander Park Trail Reports
May 13, 2018 @ 6:40pmMay 13, 2018
|A little overgrown. A lot of low hanging branches on left loop, also a couple of downed trees on left.|
Aug 3, 2017 @ 11:56amAug 3, 2017
|Insanely overgrown. No point in trying to ride it. Was regretting every pedal stroke as I was attacked by briars and possibly 8 new varieties of...|
Jun 21, 2017 @ 5:25pmJun 21, 2017
|Rideable but really overgrown during spring/summer|
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