3 miles
Distance
195 ft
Climb
-1,451 ft
Descent
00:30:42
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Avery Creek Trail

Avery Creek Details

  • Riding area
    Brevard
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Avery Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,256 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,447 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,794 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,794 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,538 ft
  • Grade
    -7.709%
  • Grade max
    -37.785%
  • Grade min
    56.929%
  • Distance climb
    2,215 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    634 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:42
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Status:
on Jun 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.1 (9 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to avery-creek trailhead (35.340440, -82.775100)
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Avery Creek Trail Reports

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Jun 30, 2018 @ 7:16am
Jun 30, 2018
Several trees down, one around a blind corner not long after the rock garden at the top.
Mar 28, 2018 @ 2:09pm
Mar 28, 2018
Mar 16, 2018 @ 1:35pm
Mar 16, 2018
Several trees down on the bottom half of the trail.
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
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Jun 14, 2018 @ 5:55pm
Jun 14, 2018
Avery Creek, Travelers Rest
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Jan 18, 2017 @ 8:10pm
Jan 18, 2017
Avery Creek, Brevard
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Jan 18, 2017 @ 7:58pm
Jan 18, 2017
Avery Creek, Brevard
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Feb 13, 2016 @ 10:37am
Feb 13, 2016
Avery Creek, Brevard

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
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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  • + 1
flag LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:58)
 This trail is unmaintained, terrible drainage. But who needs drainage right? Also not hard at all
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