42 miles, 3,860 ft elevation gain, 91 ft/mi. Counter-clockwise direction suggested.
Intermediate due to prolonged climbing. Moderate bike handling skill on easy singletrack.
Gravel with flowy singletrack connectors. Preferred bike rank: Rigid MTB, Hardtail, Gravel Bike, Full Suspension.
Primitive, backcountry camping (no reservations needed).
Number of Nights
1 night ideal, 2 nights for a slower pace (but no resupply until Brevard).
Food & Water
No food options day 1, but day 2 will end with plenty of beer and food in Brevard. Bring filter for water.
Bikepacking Roll Call
Roll Call is an overnight bikepacking trip starting from The Hub in Brevard, NC. Ridden counter clockwise you will climb up gravel roads and enjoy fast and flowy singletrack descents in the Pisgah National Forest, Ranger District. Camping options are sprinkled throughout the route at campgrounds or primitive riverside tent sites. Great views of Looking Glass Rock and riverside riding make this one of our favorite quick overnights in the area.
- Flowy Singletrack Descents
- Riverside Camping/Swimming
- Looking Glass Rock Vista
- Downtown Brevard
- Oskar Blues Brewery
The Hub has given the green light to leave your vehicle in their gravel lot behind the store. However, it’s best to check-in to let them know when you expect to be back. Once ready to roll you will head into Pisgah on route 276 and quickly turn onto gravel at Avery Creek. This begins your climb up to the Pisgah Forest Riding Stables where you’ll turn onto the Clawhammer climb. At the top of Clawhammer you will take the Buckhorn Gap Trail for a flowy singletrack descent to South Mills River. This leads you to Wolf Ford group campground where you have an opportunity to camp on the river off the Pink Beds singletrack or continue on via Yellowgap road (gravel).
A quick turn off 276 brings you to a short gravel climb then to a singletrack descent into the group camping area of Cove Creek. Follow the flowy Davidson River Trail to the last big climb on 475C. The route ends with an excellent descent on the Bracken Preserve which spits you out in downtown Brevard to finish off the trip on easy greenways to Oskar Blues Brewery or beers at The Hub. More East Coast S240 routes can be found on our Routes Page.
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