MTB Project Logo

Sycamore Cycles Swank 65

Difficult
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This is mountain bike racing at its most primeval, far removed from civilization and polluted air.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

36.3

Miles

58.5

KM

65%

Singletrack

4,649' 1,417 m

High

2,554' 778 m

Low

5,512' 1,680 m

Up

5,512' 1,680 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps · Views

Overview

Sample some of Pisgah's best trails in this great season closer – including the trails of the back bowls of Pisgah known as Pilot Mountain!

The race begins at 2500 feet, and consists of a triad of cloverleaf shaped loops winding around Gloucester Gap in Pisgah National Forest. Rolling over rugged mining roads, fun singletrack, tough climbs and hell-raising descents, the exhilarating course will test your skills and desire as you explore the devilish terrain of the Pisgah National Forest.

Need to Know

Location: From the entrance of Pisgah Forest at the corner of US 64 and Hwy 276/280 go north on Hwy 276. After 4.5 miles, take a left onto F.S. Rd. (475-A). Travel 475-A for 3 miles, Cove Creek Group Campground is on the right.

Parking: Parking is limited due to rules governing parking in Pisgah's group campgrounds. Please carpool.

Description

From Start at Cove Creek Campground Out of the Campground
Right on FS 475
Right on FS 5046
Right on Daniel Ridge (105)
Left on Daniel Ridge (105)
Right on F.S. 475
REST STOP 1 – Gloucester Gap Right on F.S. 229
Straight on FS 229-c
Left on FS 140-a
Left on FS 5003
REST STOP 1 – Gloucester Gap Left at Gloucester Gap onto FS 471 Left on Butter Gap (123)
Left on Long Branch (116)
Right on F.S. 5095
Right on FS 475
REST STOP 3 – DANIEL RIDGE BRIDGE Left on Daniel Ridge (105)
Right on Daniel Ridge (105) Left on 225 connector
Right on F.S. 225
Left on Cove Creek (340)

Shared By:

Catlin Bishop

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#1246

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#1,246

Overall
28 Views Last Month
66 Since Apr 17, 2020
Difficult

0%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%

Photos

Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss: Farlow Gap
Nov 23, 2016 near Brevard, NC
Haulin' down the rootiest root section of Daniel Ridge
Mar 15, 2019 near Brevard, NC
Dustin coming down Daniels in the rain...
Jun 13, 2013 near Brevard, NC
Daniel Ridge
May 16, 2019 near Brevard, NC
It's slippery on the Butter Gap Trail!
Nov 7, 2015 near Brevard, NC
Waterfalls on trail makes for a wonderful place to stop.
Nov 7, 2015 near Brevard, NC

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none