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Maxwell to Black Mountain

Maxwell to Black Mountain


Approximately 12 miles
1.5+ hours

Another classic Pisgah ride, it begins with a big climb up a fire road, then you get to ride Black Mountain trail, one of the most popular mountain bike trails on the east coast. The ride ends back in the parking lot, and is a true loop.

•Park at the Pisgah Ranger Station
•Right from parking lot on US 276
•Right on FS 477 (look for the horse stable sign)
•Right onto Clawhammer Rd (FS 5058) in the back of the horse stable parking lot
•Right onto Maxwell Cove Rd (FS 5099) until you reach fire ring at the top (Pressley Gap)
•Right uphill onto Black Mountain Trail
•Continue on Black Mountain Trail downhill to the next intersection
•Make a right at the intersection, continuing on Black Mountain Trail
•When you reach the gravel, make a right back to the parking lot


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