1.1 miles
Distance
21 ft
Climb
-176 ft
Descent
00:06:47
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bent Creek Experimental Forest
    Bent Creek, North Carolina
  • Ref Number
    #337
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3088 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #40682 in Trail Running
    • #12087 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This is a fun flowing trail. Nothing to difficult so the beginner can ride it without panic. However you can get up some speed to raise the smile factor of the novice/intermediate rider as well.

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More Stats for Explorer loop Descent bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -155 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,233 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,410 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,387 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,234 ft
  • Grade
    -2.8%
  • Grade max
    -13.1%
  • Grade min
    3%
  • Distance climb
    1,319 ft
  • Distance down
    3,517 ft
  • Distance flat
    781 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:25
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Status:
on Dec 4, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.25 (12 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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      Dec 4, 2021 @ 4:24pm
      Dec 4, 2021
      Rad
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 2:59pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      Giant yellow/orange hornet nest in the top tree of two downed trees just below intersection of Sleepy Gap & Explorer Loop. Got stung BADLY. ...
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 1:52pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      TREES DOWN
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 1:52pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      TREES DOWN @ Downhill past Sleepy Gap Jct
      Aug 27, 2021 @ 2:28pm
      Aug 27, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 512 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,402 rides
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      Sep 25, 2021 @ 6:00am
      Sep 25, 2021
      58 |
      May 16, 2020 @ 8:53pm
      May 16, 2020
      77 |
      May 18, 2019 @ 12:08pm
      May 18, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Tllb34 (May 16, 2021 at 17:54)
       Really fun downhill, ++
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