from the forest service rd. gate you climb approximately 4 miles on old dirt road. Gem Mine trail is found to the right and is marked by a large berm with a rock cairn. At any point that looks like a fork in the trail, stay right. This is a fun ripping descent with a little bit of climbing, a couple of small creek/drainage crossings and some fun jumps on the more open old road bed towards the end. Very Pisgah back country trail experience. This trail is on the list for work and improvement efforts by the National Forest Service and the NW NC MTB Alliance.