6.5 miles
Distance
2,528 ft
Climb
-685 ft
Descent
01:52:59
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Laurel Mountain Trail

Laurel Mountain Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9704

Singletrack trail that follows a steady, grinding grade until hitting Sassafras Gap. At this point, it is mostly hike a bike until shortly before it intersects Pilot Rock

Access Info

3 usual parking spots: Mills River Recreation Area ($3 fee)- climb a long, step gravel road to the crest of the ridge. Trail is 100 yards past crest on right. 2nd aceess point - Park at the crest on the gravel road directly across from the trail. 3rd option - Pullovers at the base of Pilot Cove or Pilot Rock trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Laurel Mountain mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,844 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,149 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,992 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,149 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,992 ft
  • Grade
    5.36%
  • Grade max
    -47.094%
  • Grade min
    53.744%
  • Distance climb
    4.4 miles
  • Distance down
    1.7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,973 ft
  • Avg time
    01:52:59
  • Avg reverse time
    01:07:05
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Status:
on May 22, 2017
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Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Laurel Mountain Trail Reports

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May 22, 2017 @ 8:25am
May 22, 2017
Definitely some downed trees, etc. but nothing unusual for this trail. Great condition all things considered.
Apr 13, 2017 @ 2:11pm
Apr 13, 2017
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. Just beyond cave
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Laurel Mountain, Brevard
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Mar 23, 2015 @ 2:48pm
Mar 23, 2015
Laurel Mountain, Brevard

Routes with this trail

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Freehub Magazine: Laurel Pilot Rock
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Laurel-Squirrel-Black Mtn death march
28.0 miles

1 Review & Comments

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flag Beardedbiker1 (Apr 29, 2017 at 7:56)
 I rode up this trail and found that it's in desperate need of some maintenance. Trees need to be removed and some of the rock gardens could use some adjusting to make them more rideable. A couple of the rock gardens are just too large to flow through and you have to be on point otherwise you might fall off the trail and onto sharper rock down below. Peddle strikes are really common on the tough stuff also by the way it's laid out.
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