Ingles Field Gap Loop

 21 votes

9.8 Miles 15.7 Kilometers


65%

Singletrack

1,161' 354 m

Ascent

-1,152' -351 m

Descent

2,945' 898 m

High

2,132' 650 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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A prime Pisgah loop in Bent Creek.

Logan Watts

Overview

One of the best loops in Bent Creek puts together some fun trails and offers some great downhill with berms, drops, roots and flowy rollers.

Description

Start out at the Hardtimes parking area or either parking area on Ledford Branch. Follow the gravel road up Ledford Branch Road and take a hard left at the second parking area which used to be 'Sidehill' but is now Ledford Branch / Boyd Branch Road. After following a mellow gravel climb, you'll see the unmarked 'Red Dirt' trail coming in on the right. Continue on Ledford. You see Boyd Branch split to the left... take the next right on an unmarked Little Hickory Top. You'll follow this beautiful wooded trail all the way up to Five Points.

Get ready for a fun, fast descent as you pick your way down the rocky beginnings of Ingles Field Gap. There are several nice rock obstacles, spring crossings, jumps and roots to play with on the way down. Once you round a couple of nice switchbacks at the end of the trail you'll take a right back on Ledford. Take the first trail on the left (Wolf Branch), which is another fun and flowy descent through the forest. Wolf Branch will turn in to Deer Lodge Road and meander through the lower glades through some nice root sections. Stay right and get on the Hard Times Connector that will lead you across Bent Creek Gap road to another fun, but short, downhill with some nice water bars. At the end of Hard Times, take a right, then another quick right onto the Power Line trail which will lead you back up and across the road. Then the final winding path -- Interpretive -- back to the lot veers off to the left.

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Jun 28, 2017
Brendon Ritz
Amazing day for ride. 68 deg and sun shining.
Jun 26, 2017
Jeremy Carter
Fun ride, loved the gradual uphills and fast downhills 9.8mi
Jun 21, 2017
David Clarkson
The descent down is great, and most of the early climbing is easy enough for a good warm-up. Trails were in great condition.
May 14, 2017
Cory Liverman
Amazing 10.1mi — 2h 04m
Apr 27, 2017
Kevin Tyson
14mi — 2h 00m
Apr 11, 2017
Jane Scruggs
Apr 1, 2017
Chris Danner
10.1mi
Mar 31, 2017
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Minor Issues 79 days ago
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