6.0 miles
Distance
549 ft
Climb
-1,834 ft
Descent
01:01:47
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Yancey Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Wilson Creek
    Mortimer, North Carolina
  • Ref Number
    #259
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #49467 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #42870 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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Yancey Ridge is a highly rated 6 mile popular black diamond mixed trail located near Mortimer North Carolina. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions. On average it takes 1 hour1 minutes to complete this trail.

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More Stats for Yancey Ridge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,286 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,700 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,986 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,986 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,699 ft
  • Grade
    -4%
  • Grade max
    -56.6%
  • Grade min
    42.9%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,608 ft
  • Avg time
    01:01:47
  • Avg reverse time
    01:40:10
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on Jan 19, 2023
Wet
Avg: 4.1 (12 votes)
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      Yancey Ridge Trail Reports

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      Jan 19, 2023 @ 8:24am
      Jan 19, 2023
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 9:16am
      Apr 23, 2022
      Jan 8, 2022 @ 12:29pm
      Jan 8, 2022
      multiple pines down
      Dec 29, 2021 @ 10:09pm
      Dec 29, 2021
      A little wet in some places, but lots of hero dirt
      Dec 16, 2021 @ 8:33am
      Dec 16, 2021
      Loose and leafy! Running great
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 81 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 474 rides
      • Last: Feb 4, 2023

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      Jan 8, 2022 @ 12:29pm
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      362 |
      Jun 24, 2018 @ 4:35pm
      Jun 24, 2018
      268 |
      Apr 11, 2018 @ 11:41am
      Apr 11, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titledistance
      Upper Wilson, Schoolhouse, Yancey (no shuttle)33 miles
      Yancey with the Climb13 miles
      Woodruff + Yancey18 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      phrogfella (May 9, 2021 at 7:53)
      Recently renovated with more to come judging by the fact that heavy equipment is still parked along the trail. All except the final mile or so has been reworked and is in prime. No downed trees, lots of new water bars to jump, heavily eroded sections graded, and the mucky/leaf clogged climbs have been cleaned out. Thank you to whoever has done all of the work!
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      • - 1
      phrogfella (Feb 28, 2021 at 18:07)
      This is the trail that you’re looking for. Old-school Pisgah trail that follows the ups and downs of the ridge before falling sharply into Mortimer. Expect tough climbs and gnarly fall line descents. Combine with Old House Gap Road for ~13.1mi and 2900’ of climbing.
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      • + 0
      MatthewWayne (Sep 7, 2020 at 13:00)
      Great trail for what it is. It isn’t a coastal flat trail. You will have to climb. The gullies can be a pain but are great for practicing your riding technique. Would be awesome if we could get a group together and do some work on it.
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      SCxXxMTB (Oct 23, 2019 at 19:14)
      Unfortunately didnt live up to the hype for me... great trail but there are too many climbs on it IMO. The downs are great, but too short. Wasn't worth the climb as much as it hurts me to say
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      • + 1
      josesanchez89 TMBA (Apr 26, 2018 at 8:17)
      This trail is super gnarly but on par for the riding you will get in Banner Elk. Climbs are super steep and the descends tech.
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