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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +43/365 ft
Total: 44 riders
 

Mountain Biking Trace Ridge #354

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#63 of 534 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#1220 in the world

My favorite trail in brevard. Seasonal trail open to bikes Oct 15 - Apr 15. Elevation change 1,300 feet with steep climbs and some obstacles.

First added by KELLBELL on Apr 28, 2020. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
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Just past North Mills River Recreation Area parking lot, make a right onto Wash Creek Road, which is now paved for the first 1/4 mile or so. Follow this for several miles; this is FS 479 although a sign at the beginning used to say "1000". Turn left onto the first un-gated gravel road which has a concrete low-water bridge, and follow this 0.5 mile to the Trace Ridge trailhead and parking lot.
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  • Jeff Barber
    ****

    Fast! It gets steep and eroded in sections, but overall it's a fast, fun descent. Nothing too technical.

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  • mtndew24
    *****

    This trail is incredibly fun. Getting to the top requires a long gravel climb but once you go down, holy crap it's fast. Probably one of the fastest descent I've done in pisgah. The top has washed out sections that you can rail and the bottom section after the gravel road that cuts in between is very flowy. I don't know why the description says it is seasonal because it is definately open year round according to all the maps and people I've seen use it.

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