2 miles
Distance
581 ft
Climb
-955 ft
Descent
00:35:11
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Vineyard Gap Trail

Vineyard Gap Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mills River
    , North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #44694 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    U.S. Forest Service

This trail is great fun headed away from the parking area. However, if you plan to connect in with Riverside be prepared for 5 river crossings either way you go. This one might be better as an out and back or ridden during the dry months.

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More Stats for Vineyard Gap bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -374 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,271 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,975 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,657 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,282 ft
  • Grade max
    -35.728%
  • Grade min
    27.8%
  • Distance climb
    4,719 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:35:11
  • Avg reverse time
    01:10:24
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Status:
on Apr 17, 2020
Dry
Avg: 2.65 (3 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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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Vineyard Gap Trail Reports

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      Apr 17, 2020 @ 1:39pm
      Apr 17, 2020
      At the northern end there is a river crossing. You will get wet.
      Dec 14, 2019 @ 9:17am
      Dec 14, 2019
      Vineyard gap was good a few fallen trees. If you try to link to riverside and go ether direction it’s not passable unless you cross the river....
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 5:47am
      Jun 16, 2019
      May 3, 2019 @ 12:37pm
      May 3, 2019
      Petty overgrown with a bit of downed trees
      Apr 2, 2018 @ 5:59am
      Apr 2, 2018
      Not the clearest trail, some erosion. Pretty standard for Pisgah when you get off the main trails. Still pretty fun.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 16 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 22 rides
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      Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:33am
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      Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:33am
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      Routes with this trail

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      Sat We(t) Ride
      15 miles

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