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Level: Advanced
Length: 3.7 mi (6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +203/ -297 ft
Total: 35 riders

Mountain Biking Pilot Cove-Slate Rocks / 102

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#79 of 548 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#1,544 in the world

Pilot Cove-Slate Rocks is a 4.5-mile trail that runs north above Yellow Gap road following the Pilot Cove creek and the Slate Rock creek. It can be done as an out-and-back or looped along with Yellow Gap road to the south. If you plan on doing the Laurel Mountain descent, try using this trail as an alternate to spinning on Yellow Gap road.

If you're interested in one of the best views in Pisgah National Forest, be sure to hit up the Pilot Cove Loop Trail, which branches off of Pilot Cove / Slate Rocks and rejoins it later. The Pilot Cove Loop Trail will lead you up to an excellent granite slab face with gorgeous views!

First added by GoldenGoose on May 31, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Approximately 5 miles east on Yellow Gap Rd from US 276. The trail head for Pilot Cove-Slate Rocks is about 1 mile east of the Pilot Rock trail head, also on Yellow Gap Rd.
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