2 miles
Distance
9 ft
Climb
-765 ft
Descent
00:10:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Green's Lick Trail

Green's Lick Details

  • Riding Area
    Asheville
    Asheville, North Carolina
  • AKA
    Greens Lick
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #426 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
  • Altitude change
    -756 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,560 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,317 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,317 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,561 ft
  • Grade
    -7.517%
  • Grade max
    -44.596%
  • Grade min
    1.917%
  • Distance climb
    669 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    242 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:18
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Status:
on Feb 3, 2019
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 4.75 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Green's Lick Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Feb 3, 2019 @ 5:23am
      Feb 3, 2019
      Too wet/muddy to ride, needs several days of dry weather.
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 3:33pm
      Nov 26, 2018
      there are so many leaves its hard to see rocks/roots/obstacles on the downhill.
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 5:08am
      Sep 15, 2018
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 9:08pm
      Aug 26, 2018
      Broken glass on trail.
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 6:19pm
      Jul 27, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 253 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,060 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 29, 2018 @ 10:51am
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      Jul 20, 2016 @ 6:38pm
      Jul 20, 2016
      Green's Lick, Asheville
      239 |
      Jul 20, 2016 @ 6:38pm
      Jul 20, 2016
      Green's Lick, Asheville
      226 |
      Jul 20, 2016 @ 6:37pm
      Jul 20, 2016
      Green's Lick, Asheville

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag jeffreylj (Aug 17, 2016 at 4:08)
       Awesome downhill run!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag LegitBiker9000 (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]

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