3.3 miles
Distance
149 ft
Climb
-272 ft
Descent
00:44:30
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    Land Manager

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pisgah Ranger District
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    Oct 15 - April 15
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #75846 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #20959 in Trail Running
    • #2545 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    USFS

Seasonal Use Only. Note: only north half of loop is open to bikes. Rhododendron & Mtn. Laurel tunnels. Trail travels through some open fields on old, narrow roadbed. Undulates up and down near beginning at picnic area; then drops thru a fun downhill in woods carpeted with ferns to the intersection with extension to the gaging station on the river.

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More Stats for Pink Beds Loop Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -122 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,153 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,297 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,277 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,156 ft
  • Grade
    -0.7%
  • Grade max
    -9.2%
  • Grade min
    10.5%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,539 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:40:26
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      Pink Beds Loop Trail Trail Reports

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      Mar 4, 2024 @ 7:32am
      Mar 4, 2024
      This description is actually for the connector trail from the main PB loop, east to connect with SMR trail. 118A is in bad shape. It’s not long...
      Oct 15, 2023 @ 4:32pm
      Oct 15, 2023
      Narrow tree down about 0.85 from parking lot — not rideable but you can step over with bike Some muddy spots in low lying areas Tons of...
      Mar 10, 2023 @ 6:54pm
      Mar 10, 2023
      Jan 19, 2023 @ 4:50pm
      Jan 19, 2023
      on the extension to South Mills River trail, the bridge crossing Poplar Creek is gone. We dropped a log to aid in crossing
      Mar 4, 2022 @ 9:40am
      Mar 4, 2022
      Four Trees down at the end of the biking portion near the river. Largest is about 28” dia and all at waist height laying across trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 25 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 261 rides
      • Last: Jul 19, 2024

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      Mar 4, 2022 @ 9:46am
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