1 miles
53 ft
-726 ft
Avg time
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Bear Pen Details

  • Riding area
    Big Ivy (Coleman Boundary)
    Asheville, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Global Ranking

Rough trail makes a fun, rocky and muddy downhill connection between the Laurel Gap trail (grassy road) and FR 74. Not that great uphill - there's no real good downhill to connect to unless you come back down this trail. Huge jumps near bottom. A little overgrown with weeds, seldom used. Watch for stinging nettle as it hangs over the trail - if it brushes up against your legs, you'll be itchin' by the time you get to the bottom. Creek crossings. Part of the Douglas Falls and Coleman Boundary Grand Tour best rides.

More Stats for Bear Pen mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -673 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,931 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,604 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,604 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,931 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    786 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    791 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 22, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bear-pen trailhead (35.741182, -82.347565)
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Bear Pen Trail Reports

Jul 22, 2018 @ 8:04pm
Jul 22, 2018
Trail was pretty good condition, so was a stinging nettle.
Nov 25, 2017 @ 7:53pm
Nov 25, 2017
Major downed trees and limbs. Not rideable especially at the top.
Nov 5, 2017 @ 6:27pm
Nov 5, 2017
The jumps at the bottom are fun. Watch out for the smaller boulder on the far left on the last jump. I punched my chainring on it.
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Coleman Boundary
15 miles

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