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Black Mountain to Sycamore Cove

 
 21 votes

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.

Description

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

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Nov 23, 2017
T.J. Morton
What a way to spend Thanksgiving afternoon!!! 16.1mi — 2h 42m
Nov 9, 2017
Donny Gray
12.6mi
Oct 25, 2017
Mary Helen Brown
3rd wedding anniversary ride
Sep 29, 2017
James Chisholm
Sep 15, 2017
Joe Rider
Aug 11, 2017
Taylor Bradley
Jul 8, 2017
Michael Boo
Very taxing 13.3mi
Jun 27, 2017
Taylor Bradley

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  4.7 from 21 votes

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Long fire road climb followed by 2 miles of nasty hike-a-bike. A couple of short descents followed by more climbing, then you are rewarded by fast as hell downhill with some sections full of non-stop drops. Plenty of off camber roots and rocks as well to keep you on your toes. Nov 15, 2017

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