3 miles
Distance
195 ft
Climb
-1,451 ft
Descent
00:29:42
Avg time
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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
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14802 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    00:29:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:42
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Status:
on Feb 18, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.2 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Snow Covered
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Avery Creek Trail Reports

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      Feb 18, 2019 @ 3:52pm
      Feb 18, 2019
      Several trees down across the lower section after Buckhorn intersection. Top bit was in relatively good shape.
      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...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 25 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 400 rides
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      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

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      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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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