541 ft
Distance
-32 ft
Descent
00:01:08
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bent Creek Experimental Forest
    Bent Creek, North Carolina
  • Ref Number
    337A
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #6923 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #27577 in Trail Running
    • #8780 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
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Explorer Loop Alternate is a 541 ft popular blue mixed family friendly trail located near Bent Creek North Carolina. This multi-use trail can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating with a 0 ft blue climb. On average it takes 1 minutes to complete this trail.

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More Stats for Explorer Loop Alternate bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -32 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,355 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,387 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,387 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,356 ft
  • Grade
    -5.9%
  • Grade max
    -12%
  • Grade min
    -3.2%
  • Distance down
    541 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:55
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on Mar 6, 2022
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  • Variable
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      Explorer Loop... Trail Reports

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      Mar 6, 2022 @ 6:29am
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      Jan 23, 2022 @ 12:35pm
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      Aug 27, 2021 @ 2:28pm
      Aug 27, 2021
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 4:04pm
      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...
      May 22, 2021 @ 4:42pm
      May 22, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 459 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 4,193 rides
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      May 18, 2019 @ 12:06pm
      May 18, 2019

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      Bent Creek North & South13 miles

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