July 25, 2008
One of my favorite short Pisgah rides! I always ride this, combined with Sycamore Cove across the street, when visiting in winter. Despite the original description, the climb is not impossible, though it is challenging with a number of log steps and plenty of leaves that stay moist and slick. Once up top, it's fast cruising with a few technical sections and a couple of challenging bridges. The descent off the trail is extremely fun if very short, with good flow. Keep an eye out for hikers!
Definitely combine with Sycamore Cove. Also a good night ride.