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    Where to ride in late March within an hour of Black Mountain

    So I'm headed to Black Mountain on March 26th and I'm wondering where I should go. I know this has been asked a million times but I assume that certain trails dry out earlier in the spring than others. I will be there for two days and would travel an hour in any direction to ride.

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    Depends on the weather, but Kitsuma is right there in Black Mountain.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=kits...ed=0CAcQ_AUoAg

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    The backside of Kitsuma stays messy for a while.

    Sorry to give an answer that isn't an answer, but it really all depends on the weather over the next few weeks. Even if it's too sloppy for singletrack, there's some good views and experiences to be had on things like the Old Toll Rd and Curtis Creek rd.

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    Kitsuma is on my list but what else? I remember reading about a slick rock area somewhere around WNC. I would assume that would be rideable. I'm coming from CT and it's been a long cold winter and I am dying to get some riding in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mport78 View Post
    Kitsuma is on my list but what else? I remember reading about a slick rock area somewhere around WNC. I would assume that would be rideable. I'm coming from CT and it's been a long cold winter and I am dying to get some riding in.
    You're probably thinking of Dupont State Forest.

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    Any ride listed as being in Bent Creek, Mills River, or Turkey Pen areas are within one hour of Black Mountain and are totally awesome. Trails listed as being in Brevard/Davidson River/ Dupont are slightly over one hour away but 1,000% worth the drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Brown View Post
    Any ride listed as being in Bent Creek, Mills River, or Turkey Pen areas are within one hour of Black Mountain and are totally awesome. Trails listed as being in Brevard/Davidson River/ Dupont are slightly over one hour away but 1,000% worth the drive.
    I have yet to go to Dupont. Never been. Started mountain biking last year, so I'm still exploring

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshevilleMtBiker View Post
    I have yet to go to Dupont. Never been. Started mountain biking last year, so I'm still exploring
    If you enjoy Bent Creek, you'll love Dupont! Might not be as technical as Pisgah proper, but some really fun, flowy trails. Definitely do Ridgeline, Hickory, and Reasonover (when it dries), to name a few. Ridgeline is one of the better trails to ride when everything is wet. It dries quickly.

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    Flowy and smooth = Dupont

    Gnarkill = Pisgah (Brevard)

    Although you could ride in Black Mountain both days and have a blast. Heartbreak, Kitsuma, Montreat, Ridgecrest, etc... Tons of trail right outside your door.
    On your left!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker24 View Post
    If you enjoy Bent Creek, you'll love Dupont! Might not be as technical as Pisgah proper, but some really fun, flowy trails. Definitely do Ridgeline, Hickory, and Reasonover (when it dries), to name a few. Ridgeline is one of the better trails to ride when everything is wet. It dries quickly.
    Thanks a lot. Will look into that. The only day I could go biking in DuPont would be Saturdays since it's about an hour from me.

    Yes, I love Bent Creek!

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    Rode heartbreak today. Dirt was good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjopickin View Post
    Flowy and smooth = Dupont

    Gnarkill = Pisgah (Brevard)

    Although you could ride in Black Mountain both days and have a blast. Heartbreak, Kitsuma, Montreat, Ridgecrest, etc... Tons of trail right outside your door.
    This is correct, awesome riding right in Black Mountain. . The trails in Pisgah, including BC, and DuPont, however, are mapped, signed, and generally documented much more thoroughly and accurately. Kitsuma is easy to navigate, the others not so much. OP: You might be Magellan reincarnated for all I know. Your choice...

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