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
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #411

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 Sep 15, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.75 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to green-s-lick-7379 trailhead (35.487490, -82.654940)
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Green's Lick Trail Reports

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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
Mar 18, 2018 @ 11:42am
Mar 18, 2018
Dec 2, 2017 @ 11:51am
Dec 2, 2017
Pisgah Area SORBA did trail work today on the drainage areas - looks good, might be better for a while
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Photos

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Jul 20, 2016 @ 6:38pm
Jul 20, 2016
Green's Lick, Asheville
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Jul 20, 2016 @ 6:38pm
Jul 20, 2016
Green's Lick, Asheville
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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!
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  • + 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.
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