2 miles
Distance
11 ft
Climb
-782 ft
Descent
00:17:37
Avg time

Green's Lick Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bent Creek Experimental Forest
    Bent Creek, North Carolina
  • Ref Number
    #139
  • AKA
    Greens Lick
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #426 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 25 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Former Troad (road converted to trail)....Greens Lick is a machine built trail designed by Trail Dynamics as a demonstration trail showing the forest service how eroded road beds could be converted to sustainable trail. Formerly smooth as glass, it has taken on a very natural character with lots of rollers to soak up or jump. Technical features are speed and lots of loose rock in between sections of high speed red clay.

Logs embedded in the trail have been installed to signal technical terrain.

Access Info

3 Primary paved parking areas, Rice Pinnacle, Hard Times and Boyd Branch all have backcountry toilets and Bent Creek Campground/lake is within the Forest boundary as well.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Green's Lick bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -771 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,561 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,332 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,332 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,562 ft
  • Grade
    -7.5%
  • Grade max
    -45.1%
  • Grade min
    7.5%
  • Distance climb
    587 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    276 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:02
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Status:
on Jan 15, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.8 (29 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Radar Time
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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

  • 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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      Green's Lick Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 15, 2021 @ 10:42am
      Jan 15, 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...
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Dec 10, 2020
      Nov 3, 2020 @ 6:18am
      Nov 3, 2020
      Baby heads under leaves, be careful. Otherwise the fast line is very visible and can be trusted.
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 1:32pm
      Oct 11, 2020
      Wetter than a Slip ‘N Slide. Huge shoutout to the guys who cleared Northern Boundary from Five Points on.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 18 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 586 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,756 rides
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      Photos

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      36 |
      Apr 17, 2020 @ 7:06pm
      Apr 17, 2020
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      Apr 17, 2020 @ 7:06pm
      Apr 17, 2020
      39 |
      Mar 24, 2020 @ 8:27pm
      Mar 24, 2020
      89 |
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 11:01am
      Sep 21, 2019

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      Trail Events

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      jeffreylj Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Aug 17, 2016 at 4:08)
       Awesome downhill run!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      LegitBiker9000 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:55)
       Great downhill run, just watch out for a few of those jumps, they'll shoot you up like a rocket.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      jonluers Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Dec 5, 2019 at 16:15)
       I’d rather ride I-26 with construction traffic than this trail. One man’s non-sarcastic opinion.
      [Reply]

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