2.1 miles
Distance
110 ft
Climb
-1,391 ft
Descent
00:21:31
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Staire Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Big Ivy (Coleman Boundary)
    Asheville, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #37401 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #17544 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager

Staire Creek Trail is one of a handful of trails located in the "Big Ivy" district of the Pisgah National Forest, this district is managed by the Appalachian Ranger station located in Mars Hill, NC.

The Trail is open year round, though the gravel climb to the trailhead is closed to vehicle traffic from approx Jan. 1 through April 1. Weather dependent.

More Stats for Staire Creek multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,282 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,650 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,938 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,931 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,650 ft
  • Grade max
    -52.63%
  • Grade min
    30.016%
  • Distance climb
    1,590 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    225 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:13
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Status:
on Jul 23, 2021
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Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Staire Creek Trail Reports

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      Jul 23, 2021 @ 7:00am
      Jul 23, 2021
      Two large trees down in the middle, careful!
      Jul 22, 2021 @ 5:17am
      Jul 22, 2021
      Big threes and Rhododendron down in two locations. Tangled mess
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 1:13pm
      Aug 6, 2019
      couple of trees down but nothing you can't see in advance
      Nov 17, 2018 @ 5:21pm
      Nov 17, 2018
      Wet and leaf covered made for sketchy conditions. One small tree down. Overall was super slick today. Lot of run off at the bottom, last creek...
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 11:13am
      Aug 28, 2018
      Trail has dried out and is in good condition. Watch out for hikers on the weekends.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 28 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 331 rides
      • Last: Aug 9, 2022

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      Routes with this trail

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      Freehub Magazine: Big Ivy Shuttle2 miles
      big ivy ride12 miles
      Big Ivy North12 miles
      Coleman Boundary15 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      BennetgapBen (Oct 17, 2021 at 6:59)
      This trail f*cks
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      CGragtmans (Aug 11, 2019 at 16:56)
      This trail is ripping right now. Bear Pen has some good hits too.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      SCxXxMTB (Jul 14, 2019 at 15:32)
      Trail is super rad. Easily to shuttle too.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MonkFSU (Mar 3, 2018 at 18:04)
      Rad
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      derpdownthehill (Nov 6, 2017 at 7:36)
      Rode it this summer, Staire is in great shape. It's gotten a good bit of gnar back.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      blowmyfuse (Nov 30, 2015 at 8:53)
      Was advised a bulldozer with a 9' blade has made it's way down the trail as a poorly executed FS project. From what I can gather, this trail is a NO GO. Anyone who can confirm/deny, post pics/details.
      [Reply]





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      youtuber Mountain Biking: Staire Creek, Big Ivy, Pisgah, NC
      4:02 | 439 | Jan 25, 2020 , Asheville
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