1,119 ft
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-279 ft
Descent
00:02:47
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Black Bear Upper Trail
  • past supporters

  • Cane Creek

Black Bear Upper Details

  • Riding Area
    Beech Mountain Bike Park
    Beech Mountain, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    When Open
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #36738 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking

This is our DH race track. Countless National and local dh races have been held here. There have been several revisions and updates. The current update adds a few more turns to increase length and help with erosion.

Bike Park

More Stats for Black Bear Upper bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -274 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,150 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,424 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,424 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,150 ft
  • Grade
    -24.478%
  • Grade max
    -87.055%
  • Grade min
    13.663%
  • Distance climb
    72 ft
  • Distance down
    1,035 ft
  • Distance flat
    12 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:47
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Status:
on Aug 25, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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      Black Bear Upper Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 36 rides
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      637 |
      Sep 23, 2014 @ 8:47am
      Sep 23, 2014
      | 2 comments Black Bear Upper, Beech Mountain
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      Jul 20, 2014 @ 2:32pm
      Jul 20, 2014
      Black Bear Upper, Beech Mountain
      1,107 |
      Sep 30, 2013 @ 9:13am
      Sep 30, 2013
      | 2 comments Black Bear Upper, Beech Mtn
      784 |
      Sep 16, 2012 @ 7:15pm
      Sep 16, 2012
      | 4 comments Black Bear Upper, Banner Elk

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