2 miles
Distance
110 ft
Climb
-1,391 ft
Descent
00:23:26
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Staire Creek Trail

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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14977 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 30 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 bike 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
    00:23:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:09
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Status:
on Aug 6, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Staire Creek Trail Reports

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      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.
      Jul 22, 2018 @ 7:57pm
      Jul 22, 2018
      The bottom has some good amount of rocks.
      Mar 3, 2018 @ 6:03pm
      Mar 3, 2018
      Trail is clear. This trail is awesome. So much fun!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 37 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 197 rides
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      Photos

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      646 |
      Nov 30, 2015 @ 9:01am
      Nov 30, 2015
      | 2 comments

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 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]
      • + 2
      derpdownthehill Trailforks Pro Subscriber (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]
      • + 0
      MonkFSU Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Mar 3, 2018 at 18:04)
       Rad
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      SCxXxMTB Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 14, 2019 at 15:32)
       Trail is super rad. Easily to shuttle too.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      CGragtmans Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Aug 11, 2019 at 16:56)
       This trail is ripping right now. Bear Pen has some good hits too.
      [Reply]

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      youtuber Mountain Biking: Staire Creek, Big Ivy, Pisgah, NC
      4:02 | 177 | Jan 25, 2020 , Asheville
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