1.6 miles
Distance
155 ft
Climb
-651 ft
Descent
00:12:16
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Black Mountain (Middle) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pisgah Ranger District
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Ref Number
    #127
  • AKA
    Middle Blue
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #6419 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #66667 in Trail Running
    • #61872 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2021
  • Land Manager
    USFS

In 2021 the section known as Middle Black was rerouted due to the continuous erosion and trail widening that was happening on its former line. Pisgah Area SORBA and Singletrack Trails have worked together to create a sustainable trail allowing users access for years to come. The trail is freshly build so it is fast and flowy with a mix rock rolls short rock gardens and plenty of grade reversals.

Black Mountain Trail is split into 4 sections (Upper/Upper, Upper, Middle and Lower)

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More Stats for Black Mountain Trail (Middle) bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -497 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,832 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,459 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,329 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,831 ft
  • Grade
    -5.9%
  • Grade max
    -42.5%
  • Grade min
    24.3%
  • Distance climb
    2,126 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    853 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:59
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Status:
on Jun 25, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Black Mountain... Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 41 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,361 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,038 rides
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      BennetgapBen (Jul 17, 2021 at 17:08)
       Nerfed it
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      • + 0
      LoganY8ksdH (Sep 4, 2021 at 19:17)
       Sick
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      gibspaulding (Nov 22, 2021 at 18:19)
       The 2021 reroute is quite good! It is more approachable than the washed out old trail, but still takes some precision to ride fast. The feel is similar to lower Black with great flow and lots of little kickers, but steeper and tighter and more exposed. Keep off the brakes and it rips!
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      Middle & Lower Black Mountain with kids
      4:57 | 101 | Dec 20, 2021 , Brevard
      Pisgah National Forest: Middle / Lower Black...
      9:43 | 64 | Nov 16, 2021 , Brevard
      Pisgah Middle Black Re-Route
      24 | Feb 16, 2022 , Brevard
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