2.4 miles
Distance
760 ft
Climb
-82 ft
Descent
00:32:46
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Thrift Cove FS5061 Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Thrift Cove FS5061 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pisgah Ranger District
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Ref Number
    #603
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #1305 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #11623 in Trail Running
    • #10039 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    USFS

Double-track that narrows to a wide single in places, often ridden up (climb north-bound) as part of a short loop with Lower Black

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More Stats for Thrift Cove FS5061 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    679 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,160 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,903 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,160 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,838 ft
  • Grade
    5.3%
  • Grade max
    -9.8%
  • Grade min
    29.5%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,188 ft
  • Distance flat
    492 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:26
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on Dec 16, 2022
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Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Ideal
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      Thrift Cove FS5061 Trail Reports

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      Dec 16, 2022 @ 12:18am
      Dec 16, 2022
      Sep 29, 2022 @ 1:51pm
      Sep 29, 2022
      Aug 15, 2022 @ 7:54am
      Aug 15, 2022
      Jul 9, 2022 @ 4:47am
      Jul 9, 2022
      Tree down
      Jul 7, 2022 @ 2:08pm
      Jul 7, 2022
      One large tree down start the climb of Thrift Cove.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 509 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,703 rides
      • Last: Jan 29, 2023

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      Apr 27, 2022 @ 9:11am
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      Mar 31, 2022 @ 10:57am
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      Mar 31, 2022 @ 10:57am
      Mar 31, 2022

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      bertkuyrk (Apr 9, 2022 at 17:21)
      Hope you have a low gear, this gets pretty steep, but definitely worth the descent on Black Mtn Trl
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Nick0311 (Oct 18, 2021 at 20:25)
      Tree down a short distance to Black Mtn Lower junction
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      gloverb103 (Sep 27, 2019 at 8:32)
      Most frequently ridden North-bound (up) as part of a short but fun loop with Lower Black
      [Reply]





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      8:03 | 588 | Dec 29, 2014 , Brevard
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