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Black Mountain to Sycamore Cove

 
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Trail

16.0 Miles 25.8 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

3,094' 943 m

Ascent

-3,094' -943 m

Descent

4,227' 1,288 m

High

2,150' 655 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

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An exhaustive day combining long fire road climbs to very technical singletrack.

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Overview

If you're looking for a taste of Pisgah without biting off a full day of extremely technical singletrack, this ride features Black Mountain in its entirety with a tough climb up Clawhammer Road.

Need to Know

Prepare for approximately 2 miles of hike-a-bike when starting Black Mountain. I always bring along some moleskin to ward off blisters on my heel.

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Starting at the Pisgah Ranger Station, turn right onto Highway 276 (busy highway most of the times). Turn right on

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May 12, 2017
Nancy Ridle
big drops, long climb to begin, waterfall, green green 16mi
Apr 29, 2017
Scott Christman
Tough climbing but worth it 12mi
Apr 8, 2017
D Blbs
16mi
Jan 13, 2017
Jared Penner
Oct 17, 2016
Max Hammer
Sep 5, 2016
Marcos Robles
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Sep 3, 2016
Ben Calvert
Jul 19, 2016
Cliff Kinder

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  4.7 from 15 votes

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