7 miles
Distance
1,452 ft
Climb
-3,090 ft
Descent
02:16:54
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
    #1296
  • 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 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
    02:16:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:46
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Status:
on Nov 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (25 votes)

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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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Nov 1, 2018 @ 4:07am
Nov 1, 2018
Black Mountain, Asheville
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Nov 1, 2018 @ 4:07am
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Black Mountain, Asheville
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Sep 8, 2018 @ 8:57pm
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Black Mountain, Charlotte
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Jun 27, 2018 @ 1:09pm
Jun 27, 2018
Black Mountain, My City

3 Reviews & 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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  • + 1
flag LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:48)
 We started up from club gap, which in its self, quite a challenging climb. To be honest the trail is fairly technical, but eases out on the bottom half with the rock gardens. I usually ride out west, so i find the east coast to be really lame. But to any advanced rider looking to shred something somewhat challenging, I'd suggest this trail. It also has a great loop. Don't even think about climbing up this trail
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  • + 0
flag 0ldd0c (Oct 15, 2018 at 13:47)
 We began at Club Gap and had to walk/ carry our bikes up a very steep, washed out 4 mile climb that was not rideable (unless you’re on a motocross bike). Then the downhill with equally washed out trail to rattle your mind and bike. Our advice, don’t start at Club Gap if you want to ride and not carry your bike
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