5,197 ft
Distance
107 ft
Climb
-28 ft
Descent
00:10:35
Avg time

Explorer Loop Upper 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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #18446 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Explorer Loop Upper trail features red clay berms typical of the surrounding trails. Most of the trail is wide enough to be considered double track and the beginning of the trail features a beautiful rhododendron tunnel.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Explorer Loop Upper bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    80 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,209 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,304 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,224 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,303 ft
  • Grade
    1.5%
  • Grade max
    -5.4%
  • Grade min
    9.2%
  • Distance climb
    3,533 ft
  • Distance down
    1,217 ft
  • Distance flat
    394 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:12
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Status:
on Jan 1, 2021
Wet
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
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ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Explorer Loop Upper Trail Reports

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      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...
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 6:17am
      Oct 24, 2020
      Aug 29, 2020 @ 8:47am
      Aug 29, 2020
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 2:27pm
      Oct 15, 2019
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 8:06pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 190 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,198 rides
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      Photos

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      41 |
      May 16, 2020 @ 8:48pm
      May 16, 2020
      49 |
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 8:26pm
      Oct 14, 2019

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