1 miles
Distance
154 ft
Climb
-726 ft
Descent
00:09:37
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Spencer Branch Upper Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Mills River
    Mills River, North Carolina
  • AKA
    Crappiest trail in Pisgah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Global Ranking
    #19111 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015

Man made re-route of what was Spencer Branch trail. New route is awkward with multiple man made rock barriers. Use caution.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spencer Branch Upper bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -573 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,757 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,330 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,330 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,757 ft
  • Grade
    -9.109%
  • Grade max
    -40.996%
  • Grade min
    19.304%
  • Distance climb
    1,554 ft
  • Distance down
    4,441 ft
  • Distance flat
    290 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:10
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Status:
on Oct 27, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.55 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • 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
  • Other Other
      Directions to spencer-branch-upper trailhead (35.449480, -82.678960)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 243 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,269 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 4, 2018 @ 3:19pm
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      Oct 9, 2017 @ 1:15pm
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      Jul 22, 2017 @ 7:45pm
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      Mar 24, 2017 @ 6:16am
      Mar 24, 2017
      Spencer Branch Upper

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag manglermixer (Sep 24, 2017 at 6:37)
       Don't agree with this trail description, it's a fun trail that's not a creek gutter anymore.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jfdeshaies Sherbrooke (May 9, 2018 at 6:58)
       Super fun, rolling, bermy and flowy trail with still a lot of option for air maneuver!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag hellisinhello (Aug 18, 2018 at 14:08)
       Trail description is far from true! Fun, flowy trail that is worth linking up with Fletcher.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag LegitBiker9000 (Oct 24, 2018 at 15:40)
       This trail is almost as bad as having to take a lap in history class. Let alone take a history test. This trail is worse than the entire Ottoman Empire. SAD! Also, massIvly overrated, screw the 20th Century.
      [Reply]

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      1st ride new Spencer Branch trail
      450 | Nov 3, 2015 , Mills River
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