Daniel Ridge Loop

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Trail

4.3 Miles 7.0 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

782' 238 m

Ascent

-779' -238 m

Descent

3,416' 1,041 m

High

2,664' 812 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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A great, classic little Pisgah loop.

Logan Watts

Overview

A great moderately technical Pisgah loop in a scenic forest with rocks, roots and a great downhill. A bit of a climb up, but the downhill on the other side is well worth the effort.

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This is a classic, short Pisgah loop. It's moderately technical most of the way with a couple of trickier sections. Most people prefer to approach it counter-clockwise, but it can be ridden either way.

Follow the gravel road up from the parking area on 475. Cross the Davidson River over the wooden bridge and go right. Daniel Ridge Trail will split off hard left up a steep embankment near a beautiful, large waterfall. Follow the trail up a beautiful forested climb through some root switchbacks to a cleanable, but steep and rocky, doubletrack climb.

Now it's downhill for a while... great rocky downhill roller coaster that is technical enough to command your attention. Then you'll make a sharp left at some log steps where it intersects Farlow Gap trail. The descent mellows out at some forested track that brings you back to the river.

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Mar 13, 2017
Brian Sheets
Mar 5, 2017
Trey Simpson
Tough but fun
Nov 5, 2016
Jacob Tubbs
Jul 2, 2016
Christopher Petty
4.7mi — 0h 50m
Oct 17, 2015
nathan bankston
Awesome trail. Rode counter clockwise. The ride up was brutal. Rode almost all of it except for about 50 meters. Hit numerous parts where going... 4.3mi — 1h 45m
Jul 30, 2015
Thomas Mayer
Did as part of a cove creek to Daniel ridge run
Jul 22, 2015
Ryan Johnson
Cove Creek - Daniel CCW Loop
Jul 21, 2015
Thomas Mayer
Ran it counter clockwise & it was brutal. Lots of rocks & roots. Might actually try it clockwise. Steep both ways though. Real pretty & plenty of s... — 1h 09m

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Minor Issues 35 days ago
Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees: For a trail like Farlow, it was in great condition yesterday 3/22.
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