Black Mountain Trail For Mountain Biking

The 2nd most popular mountain bike trail in North Carolina.

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Northwest of Brevard in the Pisgah National Forest, the Black Mountain Trail (13 mi.) can be combined with old logging roads for a 16 mile mountain bike loop with almost 2000 feet vertical. Park at the PNF Visitors Center on US276. Ride west on US276 for a mile to FS477. Follow FS477 north for 2 miles. At the stables, climb northeast on FS5058 (a.k.a. Clawhammer Road) past the gate up to Buckhorn Gap (5 miles). Near the top gate, follow Black Mountain Trail southeast back to the Visitor Center (8 mi.). While in the region, also check out the trails near the Fishery.

Overall, Black Mountain Trail is the 2nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 24 mountain biking rides in North Carolina. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Black Mountain Trail including Laurel Mountain, Burnt Mountain, Buckhorn Gap / Avery Creek and Dupont State Forest.


Local Contact(s):  Pisgah National Forest (704) 877-3265; North Carolina Tourism (919) 733-4171; Sycamore Cycles (828) 877-5790; The Hub Bike Shop And Tavern (828) 884-8670.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Pisgah Forest" from Jim Parham

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS Davidson River CG; The Bike Farm (828) 577-3673

Luxury Loding:  Red House Inn, Brevard; Pisgah Inn (704) 235-8228

Breakfast Restaurant:  Crank Cofee at Sycamore Cycles, Brevard

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Black Mountain Trail Mountain Biking Review

GPS:  35.2831, -82.7225

Date Published:  5/2/2016

Date Updated:  8/3/2016

ID:  6314

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