1 miles
Distance
49 ft
Climb
-208 ft
Descent
00:06:21
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Explorer loop Descent Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Bent Creek Experimental Forest
    Bent Creek, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #16056 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #420 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking

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
  • Altitude change
    -159 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,231 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,416 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,391 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,231 ft
  • Grade
    -2.903%
  • Grade max
    -17.035%
  • Grade min
    5.524%
  • Distance climb
    1,934 ft
  • Distance down
    3,364 ft
  • Distance flat
    196 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:09
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Status:
on Jun 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to explorer-loop-descent trailhead (35.469490, -82.643200)

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Routes with this trail

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