2.1 miles
Distance
110 ft
Climb
-1,391 ft
Descent
00:16:39
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Staire Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #37401 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #17544 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 30 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner

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
    00:16:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:47
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on Jan 2, 2024
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      Staire Creek Trail Reports

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      Jan 2, 2024 @ 6:07am
      Jan 2, 2024
      Staire & Walker in very poor condition w/ numerous trees, rubble / rock strewn areas and new (small) gullies after Dec rainstorms - prob worst...
      May 26, 2023 @ 1:27pm
      May 26, 2023
      Running fine.
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 474 rides
      • Last: Feb 26, 2024

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      Jul 23, 2021 @ 7:00am
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      youtuber Mountain Biking: Staire Creek, Big Ivy, Pisgah, NC
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