From the calm doubletrack ascent of Northern Boundary
, to the super fast descent of Green's Lick
, this loop features the best that Bent Creek has to offer.
Starting at the Rice Pinnacle Road
parking lot, ride north towards Northern Boundary
. Follow Northern Boundary
past five points toward Green's Lick
on an easy doubletrack incline grade. Continue up to make your first super fast descent on Green's Lick
. Be careful coming down Green's Lick
as there are many jumps, doubles, and drops with multiple routes for multiple skills levels. Green's Lick
is arguably the best downhill available at Bent Creek so buckle up!
After wiping the muddy grin off of your face at the bottom of Green's Lick
, take a left and follow Sidehill
back up towards five points. This is a somewhat technical climb and people tend to come bombing down it as there is no assigned directionality to this trail, so be smart. Sidehill
will turn into Little Hickory Top
and dump you back out at five points.
From here, take a right onto Ingles Field Gap
to enjoy another one of Bent Creek's best downhills with a great rock garden to end it before you are spit out onto Ledford Branch Road
. From here, take a left on Ledford Branch Road
, heading back towards Rice Pinnacle Road
back to the Rice Pinnacle Road