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    Seasonal Trails

    I can't seem to find info on seasonal trails, when does Bennett re-open to bike traffic?

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    October 15th

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjanes
    I can't seem to find info on seasonal trails, when does Bennett re-open to bike traffic?

    Oct 15 - Apr 15 the Seasonal trails are open

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    Warning if you hate Noobs don't read any farther:

    Noob Alert:
    Where (which park) are these seasonal trails?
    Which trails are seasonal?
    How can I find a map of them?
    Why are they seasonal?

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    Go to any local bike shop. I recommend going to a few and feeling the "vibe." When you find one that feels right, purchase a guide book and a Pisgah District map. Talk to a shop employee and ask your questions. They should help- it's their job. Listen to what they say, go home and read the book and go for some rides using the map.

    This is, in my opinion, by far the best place to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatNoob
    Warning if you hate Noobs don't read any farther:

    Noob Alert:
    Where (which park) are these seasonal trails?
    The Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest.
    Which trails are seasonal?
    Bennett Gap, Cat Gap, The North Slope, Coontree Loop (only half the loop is ever open to bikes, check your map), Pink Beds (only half the loop is ever open to bikes, check your map)
    How can I find a map of them?
    National Geographic Trails Illustrated #780. Available on line and at retailers all over the Pisgah area. Gas stations, bike shops, outfitters, everyone has it.
    Why are they seasonal?
    User conflict. In the warmer months these are amongst the most popular trails with hikers and walkers. For example, families often wander a little ways up Coontree and Cat Gap and are not expecting or prepared for bikes to be coming down at them at speed.
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    Thanks for the great info!

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    Everyones a noob once. But you'll need to talk to the admins about changing your username once you no longer are.

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    I'm guessing a noob in mtb is like a grommet, kook, or gremmie in surfing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cedar Branch Biker
    I'm guessing a noob in mtb is like a grommet, kook, or gremmie in surfing?
    yup, and it rhymes with "boob"

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    Isn't Butter Gap season as well? I like that trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    Isn't Butter Gap season as well? I like that trail.
    Butter isn't a Seasonal Trail but if you continue past the LongBranch intersection that becomes Cat Gap trail that goes behind the Hatchery and it is a Seasonal Trail

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    Its got what plants crave
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    Cool, good to know. I like to ride it as a loop from the hatchery. Or be a weenie and shuttle it
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