413 ft
Distance
-4 ft
Descent
00:01:01
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bent Creek Experimental Forest
    Bent Creek, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #35720 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9501 in Trail Running
    • #32892 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Mapped line is hard to see when on Bent Creek Gap Road. There is a "Closed Road" gate entrance NE of mapped entrance (B line).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Explorer Loop Connector bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -6 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,200 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,206 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,206 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,201 ft
  • Grade
    -1.3%
  • Grade max
    -4.7%
  • Distance down
    203 ft
  • Distance flat
    39 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:30
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Status:
on Jan 23, 2022
Icy
Avg: 3.75 (4 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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      Explorer Loop... Trail Reports

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      Jan 23, 2022 @ 12:35pm
      Jan 23, 2022
      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...
      Feb 28, 2021 @ 12:53pm
      Feb 28, 2021
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 9:41am
      Jan 1, 2021
      reporter With the freeze/thaw before the Christmas and New Year Holidays accompanied with the rains the Pisgah area has received recently trails will be...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 176 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,716 rides
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      Blair's Bent Creek loop7 miles

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