7 miles
1,530 ft
-1,529 ft
Avg time

Alexander Park Details

  • Riding area
    Asheville, North Carolina
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
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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.

Access Info

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.

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More Stats for Alexander Park mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,769 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,097 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,769 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,770 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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on Aug 3, 2017
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Alexander Park Trail Reports

Aug 3, 2017 @ 11:56am
Aug 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 @ 5:25pm
Jun 21, 2017
Rideable but really overgrown during spring/summer
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Oct 20, 2011 @ 4:15pm
Oct 20, 2011
Alexander Park, Asheville
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Oct 14, 2011 @ 3:48pm
Oct 14, 2011
Alexander Park, Asheville
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Feb 29, 2004 @ 7:43pm
Feb 29, 2004
Alexander Park, Asheville
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Feb 29, 2004 @ 7:43pm
Feb 29, 2004
Alexander Park, Asheville

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