1.3 miles
Distance
187 ft
Climb
-12 ft
Descent
00:11:31
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Davidson River Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pisgah Ranger District
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #4966 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #31751 in Trail Running
    • #32889 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Near the fish hatchery, this is a fun but gradual downhill W to E with jump after jump and the river is far down in the gorge below. Also bypasses a terrible, dusty, hot, sunny climb on FR 475 in either direction. Several landslides in September of 2004 sent parts of this trail sliding 100' into the river below.

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More Stats for Davidson River Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    174 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,380 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,565 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,382 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,556 ft
  • Grade
    2.5%
  • Grade max
    -3.5%
  • Grade min
    10.7%
  • Distance climb
    4,324 ft
  • Distance down
    1,316 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,283 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:20
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Status:
on Nov 13, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.9 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Davidson River Trail Trail Reports

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      Nov 13, 2021 @ 11:26am
      Nov 13, 2021
      Nov 1, 2021 @ 5:35am
      Nov 1, 2021
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 4:01pm
      Aug 18, 2021
      reporter 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 @ 12:28pm
      Jul 8, 2021
      Apr 15, 2021 @ 2:09pm
      Apr 15, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 159 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,159 rides
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      Photos

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      Aug 2, 2020 @ 8:23pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      78 |
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 8:02pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      174 |
      Dec 30, 2017 @ 5:48pm
      Dec 30, 2017
      421 |
      Feb 16, 2016 @ 5:25pm
      Feb 16, 2016

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      ChristiePerkins (Aug 2, 2020 at 20:18)
       Great short gravel run for runners who need a little relatively flat ground speed other than up and down the surrounding mountains. River next to you the entire time with a really cool waterfall camp area at the end that appears to be pretty popular. I parked at the top, opposite the river camp end, then jogged down and back for a total of 2.6 miles.
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