2 miles
110 ft
-1,391 ft
Avg time
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Staire Creek Details

  • Riding area
    Big Ivy (Coleman Boundary)
    Asheville, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain bike 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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,590 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    225 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Nov 5, 2017
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Staire Creek Trail Reports

Nov 5, 2017 @ 6:19pm
Nov 5, 2017
Two small trees down at the beginning of this trail. Very easy to walk over. Trail is covered in rocks. Definitely rideable, but pretty sketchy...
Nov 30, 2015 @ 8:54am
Nov 30, 2015
Massive FS project involving large heavy equipment has torn down all jumps on the upper trail Bearpen and the same bulldozer has been used on...
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Nov 30, 2015 @ 9:01am
Nov 30, 2015
| 2 comments Staire Creek, Asheville

Routes with this trail

Freehub Magazine: Big Ivy Shuttle
2 miles
Coleman Boundary
15 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag bizutch (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.
  • + 2
flag 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.

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