You can mix up any of the different trails to create a perfect route for your desired time frame. From I take exit 33 onto Brevard Rd and head southwest. Ledford Branch is a moderately technical climb with roots and tight turns, but not overly steep. North Boundary is a long gravel climb with a handful of lengthy steep sections, but smooth and doable on any climbing-capable set up.

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Ready for a backcountry adventure? Be prepared to be self sufficient on this ride. You are unlikely to encounter any people. Unlike other regions in Pisgah, this route has only a few signs and wrong turns are plentiful.

Inspect the trail as you climb as you will be descending this at the end of your ride. You will pop out on a gravel road Barn Ridge. Turn right and pedal to an unmarked trail on the left. Take note of this area as you will need to find the top of Woodruff unsigned when you return.

Turn left and climb for a minute or two then take a left at a Forest Service gate. Descend a double track tonce known as "21 Jump Street. Wilson Ridge climbs left, an old skidder grade drops you to the start of Schoolhouse. Cross the Schoolhouse Road and muster your resources to climb a few headwalls to the top of Schoolhouse Ridge.

Get ready for wild combat with deep and menacing trenches full of rocks and drops. Stay straight at a sign for Mortimer Campground. At the gravel road NC 90 , turn right and begin a long climb passing through the historic timbertown of Edgemont. Find the top of Woodruff and begin the grand finale back to your vehicle. Local Trail Association.


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