Biltmore Trails

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AVERAGE RATING
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2.57 out of 5
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Beginner
33.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,400 ft
↓ 2,500 ft
1,999
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
These trails are only avaiable to people staying/visiting the Biltmore. there is a $5 charge payable at the outdoor center, except for those staying at the Biltmore Inn. The trails vary in difficulty and type from flat gravel/paved roads to some pretty sweet fast singletrack. The Arbor Trace trail and Black Diamond trail behind the Inn (Westover Trails) are fun and make a nice 90 minute ride. Access the lagoon trail from RiverBend farm and follow it right at the T intersection by the river, then just follow the trail and signs. Trails are well marked. Loop Arbor Trace through the trees, up some nice climbs and come back the way you came once you've done the loop past the farm. Then hit the Green trail as it runs up behind the outdoor center to the left and climb an access road and you'll see a sign leading to the black trail behind the old Chicken coop (reddish-orange clay building). There is also a green trail off to the right and a blue trail access of it, about a mile in. these are some cool trails; beginner to intermediate in nature. The black trail is label such because of some climbs and tight switchbacks, but pretty tame compared to DuPont, Bent Creek, Tsali. The green is rideable with a hybrid bike. HAVE FUN.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (2)
System Trails (2)
Antler Hill Road
Biltmore Estate Path
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Bunny Hop

February 6, 2019
MTBposer Bunny Hop  
 
Review: We're yearly pass holders so decided to give the trails a try. For any experienced mountain biker they're probably not going to be very exciting. Even the highway noise tends to interfere with any thoughts of peace and tranquility that you'd think would be experienced on the estate. Regardless, there were a few fast and flowy sections that were a bit of fun. I do think this is one of the best trail systems I've seen for introducing children to mountain biking.

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Trailblazer

January 9, 2017
climb_head Trailblazer  
 
Review: This is a great little trail network and some of the very few trails riding distance from downtown Asheville. It's $50 to get in to Biltmore but we get season passes for about $90 and they pay for themselves in no time. Tight twisty singletrack with short punchy climbs and descents. The trails are marked (they start up the paved path behind the Bike Barn) but it's small enough you can just ride any trail you see and not worry about navigation. In the middle there's a trail with some great flow, fast, rolling with some nicely contoured turns. I ride here at least once a week.

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August 28, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Bikers should protest $5 fee with a critical mass ride-screw Bilkmore

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Bunny Hop

October 19, 2015
cclarkmb Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Depending on what you are seeking, I would rate these trails either a 5 or a 2. The easy trails rate a 5 if you are seeking a leisurely outing through a scenic setting. The landscape is beautiful here. Riding along the French Broad River presents a charming and picturesque view. Certain areas remind me of Europe. Very relaxing. Very fun. The more difficult portions of the trail system were not as fun for us mainly because it was not as well maintained. It was a little overgrown which made it somewhat tight. The climbs were also a little difficult. Not many rolling hill sections, fun little turns, or scenic views on these sections of the trail. Just too much work for the payoff in my opinion. I would rate the more difficult trails a 2. We have a Biltmore Season Pass and our own mountain bikes so there was no charge. Otherwise, it would be a little expensive if you just want to check out the more difficult sections. The Bike Barn was great. Very nice staff and good equipment (a friend rented a bike). Lunch outside at Cedric's was great and provided a nice little break. Personally, I would recommend the Biltmore Trails for the beautiful setting alone. However, if you are going strictly for the mountain bike trails through the wooded sections, you may be disappointed, especially if you have to pay the entry fee. We went on October 9th.

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Granny Gear

June 20, 2015
Judas76 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Decided to check this place out randomly only to discover there's a 60 dollar all day fee to ride. We ever have our own bikes! No thanks!!

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Gnarly


October 10, 2014
 
Review: Beautiful scenery along the French Broad River with varying terrain and surfaces. The black trails on the Westover Loop and the Arbor Trace Trail are moderate in my book due to climbs, roots, and narrow trails on hillsides. All others I would rate as easy due to width, relative smooth terrain (some are gravel roads or paved paths), and moderate to easy hills. The Deer Park Trail climb up to the Biltmore is a bit much for the casual rider. Coming down is definitely fun though. No jumps or rock gardens as this is a trail system for the hikers and non-technical riders... not shredding, railing flyers. Decent mountain bikes and helmets can be rented from the Bike Barn for a total of $30 for four hours. Plenty of time to ride all the trails. Relax, take some pictures and enjoy a house beer and bison burger at Cedric's after your ride, just a few steps down the hill from the Bike Barn.

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Gramcounter

March 31, 2009
 
Review: Trail was lame, scenery great

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Biltmore Trails MTB Trail 2.57 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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