Black Horse Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,287' 392 m
Descent: -1,292' -394 m
High: 2,441' 744 m
Low: 1,290' 393 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“Great fire road climb, stunning views, and technical descents.”— Caleb McAllister
Turn Left onto Spec Mines Trail, (trail is posted but about 15 yds off actual parkway) If you get to Taylor Mtn overlook you have passed the trailhead by a few hundred feet or so.
Begin a technical, tight, narrow, and fast descent of Spec Mines Trail. It's approximately 1.8 miles to the fire road.
At the fire road, turn left and continue on a general rolling fire road ride back to starting location.
A former east-west route for travelers. Once had lodging and the Black Horse Tavern along the route. Tavern remains can be seen by crossing BRP and continuing along fire road. Buffalo supposedly also used the crossing.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Local Club: Blue Ridge Off-Road Cyclists
Land Manager: USFS - George Washington & Jefferson National Forests