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Paint Rock Trail #154A

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Length

1.2 Miles 1.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

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Ascent

-1,050' -320 m

Descent

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

2,408' 734 m

High

1,357' 414 m

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This is a natural downhill with some man-made features.

Jeb Brown

Overview

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Paint Rock and Chimney Rocks #154 trails intersect with an epic view of the French Broad River moving through the mountains. The descent starts out with tight, high speed straightaways and plenty of exposure. The views could seriously beat most anything else on the East Coast. Eyes on the trail though as it gets steeper and more off-camber ~1/3 the way down. Anyone with experience riding Pisgah will appreciate the rooty chutes and high speed.

You'll know you're halfway down when things open up and slow down for a moment.

The next half mile is similar to Lower Black Mountain over in Pisgah with around a dozen built-up rock-jumps, log-jumps, and drops to make the old forest road a little more spicy. The only rock garden lasting more than a few moments ends the trail onto Lower Paint Creek Road.

Paint Rock can be made an out-and-back from the Chimney Rocks Parking Lot since Chimney Rocks #154 is climbable. However, expect a hike-a-bike on the way back.

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in Tennessee

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