3 miles
Distance
1,456 ft
Climb
-198 ft
Descent
00:44:38
Avg time
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Avery Creek Details

  • Riding area
    Brevard
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

Most prefer to make this a descent - you can use gravel roads in the area to do the climbing. Touches up with FS 5057 making connections over to Buckhorn Gap possible. Very steep, rocky, and technical at the northwest end. Passes through a thinly forested, logged area. Great descent from there; becomes more of a standard creekside trail at the southeast end. It's a nice creek with a fairly large waterfall visible below the trail at one point. Watch for dead hemlocks. There are some nice rhododendron groves and several log bridges. Makes for a bunch of loop options in the area.

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More Stats for Avery Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,258 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,444 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,794 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,536 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,794 ft
  • Grade
    7.721%
  • Grade max
    -56.708%
  • Grade min
    37.785%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1,917 ft
  • Distance flat
    525 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:42
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Status:
on Oct 25, 2017
Wet
Avg: 4.25 (8 votes)

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Avery Creek Trail Reports

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Oct 25, 2017 @ 2:03pm
Oct 25, 2017
Wet/creek up top. Fallen tree about .75 miles in from the top of the man. Creek crossings down low were pretty deep and some more mud. Middle was...
Sep 29, 2017 @ 7:43pm
Sep 29, 2017
Two major downed trees
Sep 14, 2017 @ 7:38pm
Sep 14, 2017
Major downed tree roughly 1/2 way down.
Aug 22, 2017 @ 4:58am
Aug 22, 2017
Multiple downed trees. Be careful as a couple of them are during fast sections
Jul 12, 2017 @ 8:02pm
Jul 12, 2017
Tree still down and it's hard to see so you don't get much warning.
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Jan 18, 2017 @ 8:10pm
Jan 18, 2017
Avery Creek, Brevard
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Jan 18, 2017 @ 7:58pm
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Avery Creek, Brevard
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Feb 13, 2016 @ 10:37am
Feb 13, 2016
Avery Creek, Brevard

1 Review & Comments

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flag hrsjqb1 (Jul 20, 2017 at 20:05)
 I really wish I had read this before riding it....up. Doing this as a climb is just plain stupid. Calling this an Intermediate downhill section understates it quite a bit. The trail is not what we would call well built. It follows fall lines, seems to have little regard for water management and is too close to the water table at the bottom. It's a hikers trail that could be a good time to descend, but should be considered Intermediate Plus at least.
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