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    downhill trails near Ashville? Visiting for a couple days

    Looking for some fun downhill trails in the area, I dont mind a climb to get them!

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    Kitsuma might fit the bill for you. Easy to navigate....easy climb.

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    lots of downhills near Asheville (there is an "e" in there).

    Good that you don't mind climbing, because shuttles are not terribly common. How long/technical do you want? How much climbing are you willing to go for?

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    Bailey Mtn Bike Park is the only "downhill" park open this time of year. Check the sticky for info. The forest has awesome downhills but it is more time effective to earn your turns.

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    What goes up must come down..

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    45 min to an hour of climbing

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    jbourne. The following will be no more than an hour of continuous climbing for most riders and all end with awesome 90% downhill runs:
    FSR 477 to Bennett Gap. There's a pretty cool video of Bennett on dirtrag right now.
    FSR 475 to Long Branch>Cat Gap.
    FSR 5000>Spencer Gap>Trace Ridge. This is a longer climb, but beautiful trail with some good off-camber root sections and nothing that hard.

    Buy a Pisgah Map to look at these rides in advance. While riding, use whatever app you have to track yourself. Perfect combination.

    If you'd rather be climbing on trail only, I can come up with a few options, but either the climbing is going to be longer or the descents won't be quite as continuous.

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