4.8 miles
Distance
34 ft
Climb
-2,354 ft
Descent
01:08:48
Avg time
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    Land Manager

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
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #35449 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #64264 in Trail Running
    • #62967 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    U.S. Forest Service

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Big Creek Trail is a highly rated 5 mile less popular black diamond singletrack scenic 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 hour8 minutes to complete this trail.

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More Stats for Big Creek Trail multi-use 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
    1,749 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    883 ft
  • Avg time
    01:08:48
  • Avg reverse time
    01:05:50
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on Jul 10, 2022
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Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Big Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 10, 2022 @ 1:01pm
      Jul 10, 2022
      The first part is a bit overgrown, but very rideable if you don't mine getting hit with some leaves. There's some trees in the way but you should...
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 2:06pm
      Oct 23, 2021
      upper half is covered in leaves making descent more dangerous and slippery under braking. lower half is wet and muddy. many downed trees to cross
      Aug 27, 2021 @ 2:28pm
      Aug 27, 2021
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 4:03pm
      Aug 18, 2021
      Due to the heavy rainfalls from Tropical Storm Fred the USFS has closed all trails and roads in the Pisgah Ranger District till they can inspect...
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 10:44pm
      Jul 8, 2021
      Tree down
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 16 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 150 rides
      • Last: Aug 7, 2022

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      Apr 5, 2021 @ 6:41am
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      Oct 15, 2017 @ 11:47pm
      Oct 15, 2017

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      IgZekYaTiv (Jun 2, 2021 at 10:58)
      Not sure about these negative reviews... if you don't like adventure, this trail is not for you. If you're a fan of a good climb, this trail is not for you. If you avoid puddles as to not get muddy or wet, this trail is not for you. If you like your trails handed to you, this trail is not for you. If you prefer trails with other riders on it, this trail is not for you. If you hate having to dismount to get over or around a few obstacles, this trail is not for you.

      I love this trail. Cheers.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      josesanchez89 TMBA (May 18, 2021 at 7:06)
      Epic downhill. Exactly what I expected couple of tight switchbacks, Rocky, steep in some sections and fast. There were a lot of trees down, more so toward the bottom. There was some horse people there clearing some of them out but no way they could get to some of the ones close to the top. When it flattens out you're gonna get a little wet but that's mountain biking (cold water feels great on your feet).
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      BigO66 (May 1, 2021 at 18:19)
      Worst trail in the whole forest…no effort to improve this trail in god knows when, a thousand trees down and football fields of mud…then you have to cross the river multiple times and most of them have no actual crossing even remotely setup. Basically this trail freakin sucks and is awful.
      Avoid at all costs unless you hate yourself.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      sharknado33 (Apr 4, 2021 at 17:37)
      Lots of trees down. BEAUTIFUL trail but definitely more about the backcountry experience than the mountain biking. The lower half had approx 20 trees down, and many mud pits where the water is flowing down into lakes in the middle of the trail. If you’re a local, it’s definitely worth doing!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      thebaldeagle SAMBA (Dec 7, 2018 at 15:30)
      Fun on the top, second half is a wet slog.
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      • + 0
      themanro (Jun 25, 2018 at 16:50)
      Couple small trees down
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Gator29 (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]
      • + 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.
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      Spring time in Georgia
      2:18 | 468 | Mar 24, 2011 , Mills River
      Big creek with the fannin boys.
      1:15 | 955 | Jan 11, 2016 , Mills River
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