Mountain Biking in Asheville, NC
About Asheville Mountain Biking
Western North Carolina is home to some of the best mountain biking in the world. From a gentle cruise to a rigorous climb up a mountain pass, the wilderness outside of Asheville offers thousands of trail miles for riders of all abilities. With its network of flowing singletrack twenty minutes outside of town, Bent Creek is Asheville’s most popular biking area.
Just outside of neighboring Brevard, sail through the waterfall-studded hardwood forest and get a taste of rare eastern slickrock at DuPont.
For something smooth and speedy, the narrow lakeside loops of Tsali will keep you occupied. Advanced riders will find Shangri-la in Pisgah, one of the most acclaimed biking areas in the South, with an astounding 500,000 acres and miles of technical and demanding trails.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Jackson County, North Carolina, is a peak-laden paradise for summit seekers, filled with mountains more than 6,000-feet in elevation.
The Blue Ridge Parkway snakes though some the East Coast’s most stunning scenery. The last must-do miles in Jackson County, North Carolina, showcase everything from wildflower-flecked Appalachian balds to dense evergreen forests.
The 67,000 wild acres of towering granite domes and high altitude mountain bogs that are found in North Carolina's Panthertown Valley are a hiker’s paradise.
The hike to the Yellow Mountain Fire Tower is considered one of the toughest in North Carolina.
Jackson County, North Carolina, is loaded with soaring 6,000-foot peaks amid a massive expanses of forest, offering endless options for camping under the stars.
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