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Ingles Field Gap

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

One premier trail....it is reviewed somewhat under the Bent Creek heading, but deserves its own review. So much variety, such sweet downhill. Just get out and ride it. Singletrack like you imagine it should be.
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Latitude
35.400244786795064
Longitude
-82.59246826171875
Trail Directions
Get to highway 191 and go to the Arboretum (or go just beyond to the stoplight beside the Church and turn left up the paved road) and get to the HardTimes Trailhead. From the trailhead, make your way to Ingles Field Gap trail any way you want and go up to 5 points. Come down Little Hickory Top, if you want turn left onto Sidehill, but I like to stay straight. Come down the paved road and turn left onto Lower Sidehill Connector and come back to trailhead.
Trail Length
9 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Asheville
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: LucyC ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Jeckyl and Hyde. One minute you're grinding and hating life... and the next minute you're flying down the mountain and smiling from ear to ear. I couldn't decide if I love Bent Creek or despise it. I guess if my ass was in better shape ... I'd been loving it the whole time. The hills can be very steep at time, but the downhills make it worth it. I can see how it'd be very easy to get lost in there. The trails are poorly blazed and there are LOADS of trails splitting off in all directions with no signs. This particular route wasn't very technical... but it's still an ass-kicker. Take a map... and lots of water.

Recommended Route:
Little Hickory Top to IFG

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tsaili



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Review Date
May 12, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: ron goins , from bradenton,fl

Summary:
rode this trail last week, and even with rainy conditions, trail drains well. however i understand they are getting ready to close these trails, make somekind of road out of them. thats too bad! ride them while you can!ride long ride hard!trail is for intermediate riders.

Recommended Route:
take rt 191 so from 26. approx. 3-4 miles, turn left at light in to bent creek preserve. drive another 2-3 miles always bearing to left until you see hard times trailhead.



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Review Date
October 3, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Brigette Dusack , from Atlanta, GA

Summary:
Ingles Field Gap is an excellent training ride for building endurance and technical skills. You'll climb up forest road and single track for the first 4.5 miles and then you'll be able to rest your legs and fly down the winding singletrack. You'll climb a little more and then are finally rewarded with a slippery, rocky, tech 3+, singletrack, decent. You'll finish up by winding up and down woody singletrack and then around the lake to the Hardtimes trail head. Like all of the trails at Bent Creek, it's loads of fun!

Recommended Route:
I choose the route as shown in Falcon Guide's Mountain Biking North Carolina by Timm Muth.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All the trails at Bent Creek, Turkey Pen Gap and Cradle of Forestry trails in the Pisgah Nat'l Forest, and Dupont State Forest.



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Review Date
November 8, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: thadgnome

Summary:
well yes, bent creek is crowded, the trails are generally groomed and not very gnarly(except for a few).Sometimes i call it bored creek because i have been riding the trails for 15 yrs now.
Im sure this review will be attacked by the person who always seems to attack anyone who posts anything about trails around here, but thats ok.. i guess its just some bitterness about life on his part.
i always work my rides to include bombing down from 5 points and down ingles feild gap trail.. it is so much fun to have your bike flowing along at whatever speed you consider to be fast( after all someone is always faster).The curves are easy to carve at the bottom and really get your bike over as far as you trust your tires--catch some air on the last 100' and then go enjoy this area some more--do pisgah/ mills river on wk-ends when youve got more time...

Recommended Route:
many ways to get there

Other recommended trails in the same area:
all



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