Thrift to Black and Upper Sycamore Cove


Approximately 7 miles
1.5+ hrs

These are the closest accessible mountain bike trails from either of the bike shops at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. They are the after work quickies for locals, but during the middle of the day you probably won’t see many other people.

•Start from the Black Mountain parking lot
•Climb up Thrift Cove Trail past the bottom of Black Mountain Trail
•Stay left on Thrift Cove Trail at the intersection with Grassy Rd
•Climb Thrift for about 15 minutes
•Continue straight on Black Mountain Trail
•At the bottom climb back up Thrift Cove Trail
•Right on Grassy Rd
•Left on Upper Sycamore Cove Trail
•Right US 276 and return to parking lot


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