July 7, 2006
From trailhead parking lot, ride back down gravel road. After concrete bridge, turn left on Wash Creek Road (FS5000). After proceeding up hill on FS5000 for about 2 miles, turn left onto Spencer Branch (watch for gate off of FS5000). Turn left onto Trace Ridge for about 50 feet, then an right back onto Spencer Branch for some steep downhill. Spencer Branch dumps onto Fletcher Creek Rd, turn right on this gravel road. Turn left onto Fletcher Creek trail and prepare yourself for some sweet, fast singletrack that weaves in and out of dense forest and open meadows. You will cross several creeks. At Fletcher Creek, several trails intsersect. Proceed straight on Flethcher Creek Trail which ends into Hendersonville River Road. Continue Straight on this gravel road back to Trace Ridge trailhead.