4 miles
Distance
1,075 ft
Climb
-1,056 ft
Descent
3,060 ft
High Point
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Bear Farm Details

  • Riding Area
    Candler
    Candler, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jan - mid-Nov due to deer hunting
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #86588 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Pisgah National Forest

Mostly double track with a short technical single track descent including stream crossings and gravel roads, FS5005, FS5011 and FS5024. Portions of the trail become overwhelming with poison ivy in the spring time. Many offshoot trails to explore and even a connection to North Boundary A.K.A. Three Humps trail.

Access Info

From Beaverdam Loop Road take Bear Farm road to the parking area at the forest service gates. Start the ride thru the lower (left) gate onto FS5005. It is best ridden in a clockwise direction.

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More Stats for Bear Farm bike trail
  • Altitude change
    18 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,381 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,381 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,399 ft
  • Grade
    0.084%
  • Grade max
    -63.744%
  • Grade min
    48.254%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,167 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to bear-farm trailhead (35.482872, -82.687826)
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Nov 27, 2016 @ 5:28pm
Nov 27, 2016
Bear Farm, Candler

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