2 miles
Distance
110 ft
Climb
-1,391 ft
Descent
00:20:34
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Staire Creek Trail

Staire Creek Details

  • 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
  • Global Ranking
    #14977 in Mountain Biking
  • 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
  • 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
    00:20:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:27
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Status:
on Nov 17, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to staire-creek trailhead (35.745830, -82.357300)
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Staire Creek Trail Reports

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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!
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...
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Nov 30, 2015 @ 9:01am
Nov 30, 2015
| 2 comments Staire Creek, Asheville

Routes with this trail

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

3 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.
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  • + 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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  • + 0
flag MonkFSU (Mar 3, 2018 at 18:04)
 Rad
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