9 miles
1,694 ft
-2,377 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Horse Cove Gap Trail


  • Riding area
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Global Ranking

This ride begins with a forest road climb and views that rival any in Pisgah—just make sure you look over your shoulder on the way up. You’ll easily spot Pilot Rock and Slate Rock hanging on the mountainsides below the Blue Ridge Parkway. The single track that follows is as great as the scenery. Ride surface is 7.9 miles of single track and 4.3 miles of forest road. The highlights include stunning views, technical single track, a swinging bridge, South Mills River, and fun downhills.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Horse Cove Gap Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -682 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,342 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,482 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,027 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,344 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    916 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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WOL Friday am
11 miles

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