3 miles
Distance
273 ft
Climb
-1,537 ft
Descent
00:59:05
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Farlow Gap Trail

Farlow Gap Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pisgah Ranger District
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1204 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Primarily a downhill trail accessed by a very steep gravel climb. Very remote, high risk factor. Large rock gardens and high speeds. Legend

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Farlow Gap bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,264 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,279 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,542 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,542 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,278 ft
  • Grade
    -7.7%
  • Grade max
    -50.5%
  • Grade min
    29.4%
  • Distance climb
    3,169 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Avg time
    00:59:05
  • Avg reverse time
    01:06:12
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Status:
on Jan 5, 2020
Avg: 5 (8 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
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  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Farlow Gap Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 5, 2020 @ 3:08pm
      Jan 5, 2020
      Some snow up high on the ridge, a few fallen trees layer in the trail
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 9:32pm
      Aug 5, 2019
      Good to go. Slippery when wet....Duh
      Jun 7, 2019 @ 4:24pm
      Jun 7, 2019
      Extremely washed out at the top. Huge holes and lots of undercut roots
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 5:59am
      Apr 1, 2019
      Mar 13, 2019 @ 7:26am
      Mar 13, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 29 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 352 rides
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      Photos

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      21 |
      Nov 28, 2019 @ 6:09am
      Nov 28, 2019
      147 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 4:39am
      Apr 17, 2019
      101 |
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 5:57am
      Apr 1, 2019
      | 5 comments
      63 |
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 5:57am
      Apr 1, 2019

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 13:03)
       Not really that hard, a lot of fun of roots and rocks. But pretty lame, if I'd say
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag LegitBiker9000 (Aug 11, 2018 at 13:04)
       Just kidding, very fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag LegitBiker9000 (Apr 30, 2019 at 8:36)
       The trail starts out with pretty much some of the best back country Pisgah technical stuff. Riding a hardtail down this trail is not recommended unless you either have good plus size tires, at least 130mm of travel, and no front derailleur, or if you just want to walk down the whole thing. The climb is also very long so don't rush up it, take it slow because you will need all the energy you can get prior to descending, also consider eyeing out a few of the sections if it is your first time.
      [Reply]

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