Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>North Carolina >>

Lat: Lng:

Cove Creek

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

A good pump pedaling up FS 475-B until you reach FS 225. After that it's all downhill, not too technical, and a lot of fun.
discuss this trail in the North Carolina forum >>
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
35.28360260045482
Longitude
-82.79279708862304
Trail Directions
From I-26 to exit 9. Take Hwy 280 to Brevard. Take a right onto 276, entering the Pisgah Nat'l Forest. Take left onto FS 475 (follow signs to Fish Hatchery) Park at Fish Hatchery parking lot. Out of lot, take left onto gravel FS 475 to first right onto FS 475B. Trek uphill 3.7 mi to FS 225 on left. at bottom of hill, take left at gate onto Cove Creek Trail. After passing thru Cove Creek campground, left back onto FS 475 and then back to right onto Davidson River Trail for a quick ride back to parking lot.
Trail Length
9.8 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Brevard
Country
USA
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 21, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: mtbwnc ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This isn't the same as Caney Bottom. Mountain Bikers need to start saying "Cove Creek" whenever they meant Caney Bottom. Caney Bottom, technically, is off-limits to bikes. The entire loop up Caney Bottom Creek and down Cove Creek, plus the extension up to the Forest Service Road, used to be called Caney Bottom Loop and only the west half was open to bikes (at least on some maps). Now, the trail that follows Caney Bottom Creek is called Caney Bottom, and it is not open to bikes. The trail from the Forest Service Road down Cove Creek into the group camp is called Cove Creek, it's open to bikes, and it's a great ride. This is actually less confusing than it sounds! A few log bridges force you to dismount during the excellent downhill. There is one really buttery sweet banked curve and a few smaller ones.

Recommended Route:
Same as original review. Just be sure to keep right at the intersection with Caney Bottom trail and you're all set. Don't poach Caney Bottom unless you want Cove Creek closed to bikes as well!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Daniel Ridge. Great loop!



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
April 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: marxtrain ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is the same as the Caney Bottom trail. I think the Park Service went in and restructured the trails (Cover Creek and Caney Bottom) Anyhow, they are the same system and are awesome. You get a good warm up pumping up 475b, but it's all worth it when you hit the single track. Be sure to finish with davidson River trail. Going back on the road sucks

Recommended Route:
from fish hatchery, go Left. 475b is a short jaunt on the right. At the top, take 225 to the left. Ride all the way to the bottom and take Cove Creek trail thru the gate to the left.



Comments
mtbwnc (03/26/2013)
This is not the same as Caney Bottom. Cove Creek is to the west, Caney Bottom is to the east. Keep west. Signs are in the ground.
Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)
 


Easton :

Haven Wheelset 2014
$684
$1259.97
CyclingExpress.com


Koobi:

AU Enduro FeC rail
$92.47
$124.95
Koobi.com