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44 mi 71 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 11 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Trace Ridge - 4

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Favorite The Trace Ridge descent is littered with small loose rocks.
Difficult

Spencer Gap -Trace Ridge Loop

7.2 mi 11.5 km 1,043' Up 317.95 m Up 1,038' Down 316.4 m Down

Avery C…, NC
Favorite Falling water on the gravel trail out
Intermediate

Fletcher Creek

9.5 mi 15.3 km 712' Up 217.13 m Up 719' Down 219.2 m Down

Avery C…, NC
Favorite Starting to get nice and techy!
Intermediate/Difficult

Spencer Branch to Fletcher Creek Loop

9.0 mi 14.4 km 1,167' Up 355.73 m Up 1,168' Down 356.02 m Down

Avery C…, NC
Favorite Starting to get nice and techy!
Intermediate/Difficult

Mostah Mills

17.7 mi 28.5 km 1,903' Up 580.02 m Up 1,908' Down 581.56 m Down

Avery C…, NC

Trails in Trace Ridge - 13

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3.1 mi 5.0 km #1Spencer Branch Trail #140
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC 15 
2.3 mi 3.6 km #2Fletcher Creek Trail #350
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC 10 
4.1 mi 6.7 km #3Trace Ridge Trail #354
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
1.8 mi 2.8 km #4Spencer Gap Trail #600
Intermediate/Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
5.0 mi 8.0 km #5Big Creek Trail #102
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #6Bear Branch Trail #328
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Middle Fork Trail #352
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
12.5 mi 20.1 km #8Fletcher Creek Rd. (FR 5097)
Easy/Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
5.9 mi 9.5 km #9Wash Creek Rd. (FR 5000)
Intermediate
Mills River, NC
Intermediate
Mills River, NC
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10Yellow Gap Trail #611
Intermediate
Mills River, NC
Intermediate
Mills River, NC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #11Wash Creek #606
Easy
Mills River, NC
Easy
Mills River, NC
1.7 mi 2.7 km #12North Mills River Trail #353
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
1.5 mi 2.5 km #13Hendersonville Reservoir Rd. (FR 142)
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
Easy
Avery Creek, NC

Photos of Trace Ridge - 15

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Starting to get nice and techy!
Mar 15, 2019 near Avery C…, NC
Some nice, slick roots on Laurel in the rain.
Jun 13, 2013 near Mills R…, NC
The Trace Ridge descent is littered with small loose rocks.
Apr 6, 2017 near Avery C…, NC
The foliage of Laurel...
Jun 13, 2013 near Mills R…, NC
Falling water on the gravel trail out
Jul 14, 2020 near Avery C…, NC
Fun trail to ride with an intermediate rider!
Sep 18, 2019 near Avery C…, NC
Ripping the top before it starts getting really tight...
Mar 15, 2019 near Avery C…, NC
Follow the signs for Spencer Gap when you reach this spot.
Apr 6, 2017 near Avery C…, NC