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Sinkhole

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Length

7.4 Miles 11.8 Kilometers


35%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,438' 438 m

Ascent

-1,416' -432 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

2,462' 750 m

High

1,263' 385 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 12 days ago
Muddy, Fallen Trees - Very rocky and tooty near the top, it was effected by heavy rain for weeks History

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This is a must-ride Wilson Creek area loop.

Charlie Charping

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Closed to all motorized vehicles, please report misuse to the Grandfather Ranger District.
Sinkhole got its nickname due to a large sinkhole along the main ridgeline of this trail. This is a true Wilson Creek Area classic. All types of "Pisgah Style" riding are covered on this trail. In recent years, erosion and illegal use by motorcycles have plagued this trail. Regardless, if you are in the area this is a ride you don't want to miss out on!
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Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

Once you reach the sinkhole on the trail (it will be obvious), you have the option of continuing straight on the ridgeline or going left down a steep hill that will eventually circle around back to the ridge-line descent. Both options are fun in their own unique ways.

Description [Suggest Changes]

This loop consist of Craig Creek Road (FS 982), Little Chestnut Mountain Road (FS 4099), and Holly Springs Trail #273. From Hwy 181, head to Craig Creek Road (FS 982) and drive down 982 until you reach the bottom of Holly Springs Trail #273 and park there.

Begin the ride by pedaling up 982 to the summit, until the junction with Chestnut Mountain Rd. and Little Chestnut Mountain Road (FS 4099). Enter the gate on the right and follow the doubletrack for a little over two miles (from the gate).

At this point, start looking for the trail going uphill on the right. This is the preferred entrance onto Holly Springs Trail #273.

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Dec 3, 2017
Sam Lee
Wild 7.4mi
Oct 21, 2017
Jamie Johnson
Oct 21, 2017
Josh Johnson
7.4mi — 2h 10m
Oct 15, 2017
Alex Waterworth
A few small trees down on the singletrack descent. 7.4mi — 1h 35m
Sep 22, 2017
Daniel B
Sinkhole plus some 31mi
May 29, 2017
Tom Minami
Leg burning uphill and pretty technical descent with washouts and fallen trees.
May 19, 2017
John Serrano
I DID IT!!!
Feb 12, 2017
Richard Blevins
This was an awesome ride with beautiful scenery. The downhills are steep with tons of roots and rocks that keep you in check.

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  4.6 from 10 votes

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