Western Carolina University has a 10-mile network of climby and fast mountain bike trails that starts at the edge of campus.
8 of the easiest, beginner-friendly mountain bike rides in Western North Carolina include the Jackrabbit Trail System, the Tsali Trail System (the Thompson Loop and the Mouse Branch Loop), Spencer Branch in Pisgah National Forest, Pink Beds in Pisgah National Forest, the Explorer Loop at the Bent Creek Trail System, Deep Creek, Hoor Hollow at the Fontana Village Trail System, and Dupont State Forest as an honorable mention.
If you’re lucky, after enough years of mountain biking you just might be able to achieve the transcendence of “Soul Riding.”
Riding along a gnarly backwoods mountain bike trail is like a small slice of Life itself. Also like Life, the trail is full of pain.
Fire Mountain is a brand-new mountain bike trail system in Cherokee, North Carolina that offers an incredible variety of flow trails for your riding pleasure.