Pisgah Stage Race - Stage 4
ElevationAscent: 3,729' 1,136 m
Descent: -3,728' -1,136 m
High: 4,811' 1,466 m
Low: 2,440' 744 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A great day on the bike featuring some of the finest singletrack Pisgah has to offer.”— Wes Dickson
Race - Apr 17, 2020
At a four-way intersection, turn left onto Buckhorn Gap and descend to South Mills River Trail (#133). Both Buckhorn Gap and South Mills are a wider singletrack that will give you a little rest until you reach Squirrel Gap Trail (#147) Squirrel Gap winds into and out of several gaps, such as Mullinax Gap, Laurel Gap, Horse Cove Gap and Squirrel Gap.
At about mile 14.5, turn Left onto Laurel Creek Trail (#348). Descend this trail steeply at first and then fore gradually to a creek crossing. On the other side of the creek you'll pop out into a clearing where you'll turn left (briefly on Bradley Creek Trail (#351)) and then you'll turn right onto Bradley Creek Road (FS 5015). Pedal up the somewhat boring road and enjoy the scenery as you go.
Turn left onto Yellow Gap Road, and then take a right onto Laurel Mountain which is a gradual climb with some technical sections. Turn left onto Laurel Mountain Connector. Then you take a left onto the gem of the ride - Pilot Rock. This is one of the best downhills in all the land!
At the bottom of Pilot Rock, turn right onto Yellow Gap Road and follow it back to US276. And that is all folks!
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Local Club: Pisgah Area SORBA
May 28, 2020: BOD Meeting Minutes May 2020
Apr 15, 2020: Pisgah National Forest Closures
Apr 10, 2020: Appalachian Rock Armoring
Land Manager: USFS - Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District