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Black Mountain to Sycamore Cove

 
 18 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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Aug 11, 2017
Taylor Bradley
Jul 8, 2017
Michael Boo
Very taxing 13.3mi
Jun 27, 2017
Taylor Bradley
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

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  4.8 from 18 votes

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