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Sycamore Cove #143

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (25)

A tough, root-strewn trail that follows two mountain creeks.


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Map Key

3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

Singletrack

2,747' 837 m

High

2,146' 654 m

Low

621' 189 m

Up

604' 184 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Sycamore Cove starts and finishes directly on Hwy 276 (there are pull-offs that can accommodate a few cars across the road from both the start and finish).

The trail begins easily with a shallow stream crossing, but quickly becomes steep and technical with a lot of roots that will do their best to impede you. Soon after, there's a deeper stream crossing with a makeshift bridge that requires you to carry your bike. Continuing on, the trail becomes very steep with more than a couple hike-a-bike sections.

After it intersects with the Black Mountain Connector #127A, it meets up with the Grassy Road Trail #396 and continues climbing for a ways. Finally, the descent begins and the roots are out in full force! After the switchback, with the creek running by it, the trail becomes steeper and rockier. There are a handful of stream crossings and a bridge before reaching the end.

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Connor Woodruff

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 25 votes

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in Avery Creek

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in Avery Creek

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Photos

Bridge over untroubled waters
Sep 4, 2017 near Brevard, NC
Stream crossing after a steep downhill.
Sep 4, 2017 near Brevard, NC
Almost to the top, and no roots!
Sep 4, 2017 near Brevard, NC
Typical Sycamore Cove climb full of roots.
Sep 4, 2017 near Brevard, NC
What should I do!!!!!
Sep 10, 2018 near Brevard, NC
Hike-a-Bike Bridge
Sep 4, 2017 near Brevard, NC

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Apr 27, 2021
Neal Westphalen
Oct 20, 2020
Anni Hurt
Oct 2, 2020
daron topel
Aug 12, 2019
Kaleb Ealahan
7mi — 1h 01m
Jul 12, 2019
Nicholas Feliciano
Best to go counter clock wise. It has a better decent and some technical sections
Jun 28, 2019
Akdabi Ingram
8.7mi
May 14, 2019
Al B
This has become our go-to trail for a quickie 2nd ride of the day. It's close by and you can add the Lower Black Mt/Thrift cove to up mileage. — 1h 00m
Apr 18, 2019
Mary-Beth Elliott