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Pisgah Area SORBA Beginner's Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (42) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun beginner's ride with some advanced sections and fast descents.


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Map Key

6.2

Miles

9.9

KM

60%

Singletrack

2,416' 736 m

High

2,122' 647 m

Low

654' 199 m

Up

650' 198 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Overview

This trail has everything a beginner rider needs to be introduced to, such as roots, rocks, off-camber, jumps, berms, and creek crossings.

Description

This ride starts above the Hard Times Trailhead. From the trailhead, ride your bike back up the road southwest about 300 feet to the smaller parking lot on the right. Head down the Homestead Connector, which is a nice, fast downhill.

From here, turn left onto Homestead #333. After 0.6 miles, turn left onto the Deerfield Loop #335. Take Deerfield Loop #335 for close to a mile then turn left onto Pine Tree Loop #336.

After a fun descent, turn left onto the Explorer Loop #337. Once you complete the whole loop, you are brought back to the Pine Tree Loop #336. From here, turn left.

At the end of this trail, you are put out onto a paved road. Turn left and go straight across the intersection. Go up the hill and on the other side is where you can try to get the top speed of the day. Keep following the road back to the Hard Times Trailhead.

Contacts

Shared By:

Andrew Cutshall with improvements by Will B and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 42 votes

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Photos

Looking up at the "Wheel Breaker" DH
Nov 11, 2017 near Bent Creek, NC
Post-ride Hopnotch after an awesome Bent Creek loop.
May 20, 2013 near Bent Creek, NC

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Jun 6, 2022
Parker C
6.1mi
May 28, 2022
Chad Umbach
Excellent trail! Killer climb at the beginning but leads into some great flow on the second half. Beginners beware. Lots of roots. 6.2mi
Mar 15, 2022
Jonathan Lane
Oct 25, 2021
Eric Grove
6.5mi
Oct 12, 2021
Tim Van Cleve
6.2mi — 1h 15m
Oct 1, 2021
Rose Berry
Aug 29, 2021
Callie Burt
3 black bear sitings on trail. Trail condition great
Jul 21, 2021
Zvi Pardes