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Horse Cove Gap

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Trail begins with 4.5 mile Forest road climb. Then 2.4 mile tight single track. Cross swinging bridge. Three mile gradual ascent then downhill (along nice stream) out to forest service road.
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Trail Directions
From Brevard take US 276 north towards the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just after the Forestry Discover Center and Pink Beds Pinic area take FS 1206 for about 3 miles. Turn right on FS 476. Many camp sites are near by. The start is at the first gates road on left.
Trail Length
12.2 miles
Trail Level
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads

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Review Date
October 6, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: F Obusek , from Atlanta, GA

I don't what Parham was thinking when he said the ride would take 4 hours. It took us 1:56 ride time to do the 12 mile loop. It was a fast ride with a nice 3.8 mile forest road ascent and tight 1 mile downhill. There are several tree falls, but it's still worth the ride. After reaching the swinging bridge at South Mills River, this is a great place for a snack and some picts! Then we ascending 3 miles up and past the Bennet Gap connector. The grade was PERFECT for a fast climb out. Continuing out, we were awarded with a nice double track downhill with jumps at the end to the forest service road. There is an absolutely awesome swimming hole on the way out of that loop. It is huge. Would be great for a warm weather end of ride swim.

Recommended Route:
Same way as described in Parhams book. 3.8 miles ascent up gated forest service road. Drop into the woods on single track. Turn right at Horse Cove (4.5 mile) intersection towards Squirrel Gap. At 6.9 mile cross swinging bridge. Take trail to right after crossing bridge. Ascend on double track to gate. Go around gate onto forest road.

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