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Bent Creek

Average Rating:    (4.01 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 72

These trails are the most popular ones in Western NC. There are about 20 different trails, of various lengths and difficulties. Most are about 1 to 2 miles long. This place is very close in to civilization and supplies. Very nice camping areas also. Great place to get away from everything for a while! Watch out for fellow riders, as these trails are pretty crouded, especially with "Weekend Warriors"...
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Latitude
35.48751102385376
Longitude
-82.62319564819336
Trail Directions
Hwy 191 South of Biltmore Square Mall about 2 miles. Turn right onto Bent Creek Ranch Rd., or go into and thru the NC Arboretum. The actual parking areas are all along the main road heading towards Lake Powatan Rec. area. You may even park @ the lake if you like.
Trail Length
1-2 miles each
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Asheville
   


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Review Date
November 1, 2012

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: nathalie ,  Downhiller

Summary:
After reading all the review for Green's Lick, couldnt wait to try it out. Couldnt have been more disappointed. Quite possibly one the worst trails I've ever ridden (and I have hundreds of other trails to use for comparison. I've ridden in over 50 states / provinces - ride approximately 150 days a year for the last 15 years). The entire trail is essentially a deactivated road - most of the route is between 6-10 feet wide. Trail has no flow - it's just straight down a road. Most of it is super chundery. There are no interesting features (jumps, berms, drops). I'm completely confused how this trail consistently gets rated so highly.



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Review Date
September 19, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: harmonf ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Oh Bent Creek, how I love you. So much in fact that this year I made a HD video in your honor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Q2QQ1sZGo

Now everytime I watch this video, I just want to be back there riding.

Recommended Route:
Up to 5 corners, down Ingles Field Gap. Swing around the fire road back to 5 corners, then on to Green's Lick.



Comments
Backpack swag (11/13/2011)
love ingles field gap and greenslick down. best trails ever
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Review Date
September 11, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: aerowser ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode these trails while traveling through the area with my family. Some trail work was underway while I was there, and the crew was doing a great job! These are very fun trails; I would love to spend more time here. I rode Wolf Creek and Ingles Field Gap. I haven't done that much climbing since riding out west, but it wasn't too steep. The climbs were fun, and coming back down was great. Nothing very technical. Lots of friendly locals on the trail.



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Review Date
July 19, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: greasy_physique ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Abundant trails in area, pretty much as described bu others. Smooth, non-technical mostly. Some fun root sections but mostly tech 1-2 or so. Some fun climbs but also very short. Good for newer riders or making laps on loops. Pretty fast, flowy, lots of options to change things up considering the acreage and elevation profile. Appears to be considerable traffic. Trails are pretty well marked and color coded.

Recommended Route:
Loop and connectors between Pine/Deerfield/Cove loops. IS a loop out pine > Explorer > cross road > back to lot (hardtimes trailhead) but did not link it up last time.



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Review Date
May 12, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Ed_Y ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail system with easy access from Asheville area. I was up in Asheville for a long weekend and wanted a relatively sane trail to ride that I could cover in about 2 hours. This was perfect. Aerobically its as hard as you want to make it. Nothing really technical, but a handful of decent climbs. To make it flow really well you'd need to ride it a few times to pick the best sequence of trails. If I were living in Asheville it would be my afterwork ride several times a week.



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