5 miles
Distance
34 ft
Climb
-2,354 ft
Descent
01:20:34
Avg time
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Big Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    North Mills River
    Mills River, North Carolina
  • Ref Number
    #102
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #3328 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    U.S. Forest Service

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Big Creek Trail is a highly rated 5 mile moderately popular black diamond singletrack trail located near Mills River North Carolina. This multi-use trail can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating with a 34 ft double black diamond climb. On average it takes 1 hour20 minutes to complete this trail.

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More Stats for Big Creek Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,319 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,461 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,787 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,782 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,464 ft
  • Grade
    -9.2%
  • Grade max
    -56.8%
  • Grade min
    7.9%
  • Distance climb
    1,745 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    889 ft
  • Avg time
    01:20:34
  • Avg reverse time
    01:08:07
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Status:
on Jan 23, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.85 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to big-creek-trail-88709 trailhead (35.420630, -82.743380)
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      Big Creek Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 23, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jan 23, 2021
      Upper section mostly clear, 2 down trees you will need to stop for. Some areas with prevalent leaves but track had no big debris. Once down in...
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 9:39am
      Jan 1, 2021
      reporter With the freeze/thaw before the Christmas and New Year Holidays accompanied with the rains the Pisgah area has received recently trails will be...
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 12:42pm
      Nov 2, 2020
      Rode from the east to the second creek crossing and back. Both creeks passable by carrying your bike, but water is heavy. Several areas of the...
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 6:02am
      Oct 24, 2020
      Upper Big Creek is running pretty good. Trees at the top have been removed however several down trees toward the bottom and lots of muddy, wet areas.
      Apr 11, 2020 @ 12:36pm
      Apr 11, 2020
      12-16 inch tree down 1 mile below the parkway
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 111 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 15, 2017 @ 11:47pm
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      Aug 28, 2017 @ 3:05pm
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      Aug 28, 2017 @ 3:05pm
      Aug 28, 2017

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      50 Miles of Pisgah from Turkey Pen Gap
      53 miles
      50 Miles of Pisgah from North Mills
      54 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      difrancb (Jun 9, 2017 at 8:05)
       COOL VIDEO GENTS! However, this is the wrong big creek you posted to. nothing like that here in big creek pisgah.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Gator29 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (May 11, 2018 at 11:55)
       The top half is great but be prepared for the multiple river crossings on the bottom half. Some have stepping stones but they get submerged even in medium water.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      themanro Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jun 25, 2018 at 16:50)
       Couple small trees down
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      tacowheel Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Dec 7, 2018 at 15:30)
       Fun on the top, second half is a wet slog.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      Spring time in Georgia
      2:18 | 425 | Mar 24, 2011 , Mills River
      Big creek with the fannin boys.
      1:15 | 779 | Jan 11, 2016 , Mills River
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