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
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • 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
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Coleman Boundary
23.6 km

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