7 miles
Distance
1,452 ft
Climb
-3,090 ft
Descent
02:11:13
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Black Mountain Trail

Black Mountain Details

  • Riding area
    Brevard
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All
  • Global Ranking
    #828
  • Land Manager
    United States Forest Service

Black Mountain Trail is a ridgeline trail that is surrounded by rhododendrons. Most ride it West to East, starting with technical climbs, sections of hike-a-bike and a rewarding outcrop/overlook at the pinnacle. The trail then descends on rough, technical singletrack, several washes and has 1 final climb at the intersection of Mullinax before descending to the valley floor finishing at the Ranger Station. Not for beginners.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Black Mountain mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,637 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,213 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,795 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,157 ft
  • Grade max
    -32.57%
  • Grade min
    72.045%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    60 ft
  • Avg time
    02:11:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:46
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Status:
on Apr 21, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.7 (23 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to black-mountain trailhead (35.340440, -82.775100)
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Black Mountain Trail Reports

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Apr 21, 2018 @ 7:28am
Apr 21, 2018
Mar 30, 2018 @ 9:18am
Mar 30, 2018
Mar 28, 2018 @ 2:09pm
Mar 28, 2018
Jan 3, 2018 @ 8:02pm
Jan 3, 2018
Oct 24, 2017 @ 12:28pm
Oct 24, 2017
1 tree down across trail and another tree that uprooted half the trail near the bottom.
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Jun 27, 2018 @ 1:08pm
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Black Mountain, My City

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag Pgerm (Feb 21, 2018 at 8:00)
 I began the trail with Club Gap to Black Mtn.... Whoa what a kick in the balls. I wasn't prepared for the nearly 2 hrs of hiking my bike up a mountain. The downhill was real chunky with big rocks and big drops. Scetchy as hell, but awesome. Really tested the limits of me and my bike. About 1/2 way down the trail transformed into a fast, fun, and flowy route with berms and jumps. Next time I'll skip the hike a bike and probably try to meet up where the flow starts near thrift cove trail
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