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Sycamore Cove #143

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (32)

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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Shared By:

Connor Woodruff

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 32 votes

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in Avery Creek

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Photos

What should I do!!!!!
Sep 10, 2018 near Brevard, NC
Stream crossing after a steep downhill.
Sep 4, 2017 near Brevard, NC
Bridge over untroubled waters
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
Hike-a-Bike Bridge
Sep 4, 2017 near Brevard, NC

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Oct 15, 2022
Calvin Clark
3.1mi
Jun 23, 2022
Peter S
CW, roots, rocks, streams and lots of fun
Mar 1, 2022
Mike Best
Brevard County, NC Pisgah Mountains The Hub and Tavern 1pm-5pm Mike Best Owen Best Chris Fuselier 3.2mi
Dec 27, 2021
Ian Bryant
3.5mi
Dec 17, 2021
Greg Tempel
26.2mi — 3h 10m
Aug 13, 2021
Cory Liverman
Wet roots! Fun flip.
Jul 29, 2021
Troy Hierlmeier
May 28, 2021
Christopher Scott Renfro
rode CW...beginning had lots of fresh dirt, very soft...walked some to avoid damaging the trail 3.4mi — 0h 45m