Mountain Biking in Asheville, NC

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  1. The legendary Kitsuma downhill is worth all the climbing at the beginning of this loop ride; it's one of the best mountain bike descents in the Pisgah National Forest.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.4 miles
    Duration
    1.5 to 2.5 hours
  2. Bent Creek Experimental Forest is, without question, the most popular destination for Asheville mountain biking. It's located a mere 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, and is more beginner-friendly than the nearby Pisgah trails.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6.9 miles
    Duration
    2 hours +/-
  3. Narrow, fast singletrack winding along the shores of Fontana Lake. An absolute classic, and some of the flowiest mountain bike trail in Western North Carolina.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    59.5 miles
    Duration
  4. You've got options in the Trace Ridge / Fletcher Creek area; get lost in the maze of wooded double and single track, score some sweet singletrack descents and expect to get a little wet!

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.9 miles
    Duration
    2 to 4 hours
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