Alexander MTB facility - Trail, Asheville, Carolina

Alexander MTB facility - Trail, Asheville, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

Two loops: The short loop is 1.1 miles with variable terrain. The long loop consists of 5 miles of tight-twisting singletrack with moderate climbs.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 17, 2014]
Chris
Cross Country Rider

Good cross country trail. Good flow. Usually maintained. Some video of the downhill parts: http://youtu.be/Lu7NmJZjVnY

Customer Service

Clockwise. Yellow course.

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Your mom's house

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 31, 2011]
MarcusSommers
Racer

I have made this a regular early morning ride since moving here. Its not crowded, flows well, and is completely cleared of brush as of right now. I ride a rigid singlespeed, and it is perfect for the trails here. You can hit great speed here as long as you follow the direction rules. Highly recommended, as you can get 15 miles in and still get to work in Asheville.

Customer Service

To get there, stay on 251, go past the post office, past the bridge that crosses the French Broad, and the trailhead will be on the right with a nice gravel parking area and sign kiosk.

Similar Products Used:

Pisgah.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 09, 2009]
Ben Meyer
Cross Country Rider

Fun quick ride just 10 min north of Asheville downtown. Don't really hear to much about this trail from local riders because over shadowed by Bent Creek and Pisgah. Not a lot of technical roots or rock sections, but what makes this trail fun is that it is fast, twisty, and quick up and downs. So not a lot of long climbs. Just watch you speed in a few spots as you might end up going off the edge of the trail. Overall if you are looking for a sweet quick ride and don't have a lot of time go check this trail out.

The directions that are up above for this trail take you almost 30 min to get to the trail head. Here is a much faster way that is only 10 min from downtown Asheville.
1) Get on 19/23 north (future 26 west) and go to exit 23.
2) At the end of the exit turn left on north 19 business
3) Turn left at the sign for Division of Prison Facilities
4) Go to the stop sign on this road and turn right on Highway 251
5) Go just past Lower Flat Creek Road (Currently major bridge construction occurring here) about .5 miles and parking/trail head will be on the right.

Customer Service

Just follow the route markers and you should have no problems.

Similar Products Used:

Bent Creek, Pisgah if you have more time to drive out there and explore all those places have to offer.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 17, 2008]
outsider0409
Cross Country Rider

This little trail system is awesome. I've only ridden it once at this point, but I definitely plan on going back. It’s too short and too out of the way to make into a real regular thing, but I’m sure I’ll get out there at least once a month or so. Both xc trails are in great condition and not overgrown at all. I didn’t even see a ds course, so maybe that’s gone or overgrown. The xc trails though are super fast and flowy with short technical pieces. They’re also one way for the most part and very well marked, so you can ride as fast as you please without worrying about somebody else coming around the turn. A couple places are way more technical than anything you can find in Bent Creek and way skinnier than 90% of Bent Creek, which I love. True singletrack to boot. Maybe some consider this overgrown. The landfill right over the hill is sort of a bummer, but I’m glad we’re using the land for something sweet, instead of just letting it sit there. Plus, the forest you ride through is incredibly pretty. Bottom line is this place is moderately far away, but a great place to sprint around sweet fast flowy singletrack and escape the crowds at Bent Creek. For a mountain bike “ghetto” it’s sure fun.

Customer Service

Everything there. Its small enough.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 14, 2007]
cmscheip
Weekend Warrior

A couple things about this page and the trail. #1, to get there, just stay on Riverside Road/251 out of Asheville. The parking lot is right past Lower Flat Creek road, there is no need to ever turn off of 251. #2, when we went yesterday (9/12/07) the trail was sickly overgrown and almost unrecognizable in places. We will definitely not be going back. It almost takes about 25 min from UNCA, so Bent Creek is just as far. Have fun if you do go and be prepared to get scrapes all over from briers!

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Feb 07, 2007]
frznnomad
Downhiller

ive had a chance to ride out here when it was in pretty decent shape but it was back when i was just getting into ridding. unfortunatly this place has gone down the tubes or atleast the dual slolam course has. there have been mild rumors of building stunts out here but i have heard nothing but rumors. it has the potential but nobody has the man power or the equipment to make it a reality. stay away from here. that is all that i can say about this place.

Similar Products Used:

anywhere else on mtbr

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Aug 07, 2006]
samiller71
Cross Country Rider

This is the ghetto of mtn bike locations. Do not ride here on a warm day or you will choke on the smell of exposed, rotting trash in the adjacent, active landfill. The vulturs flying overhead will be waiting for you to endo so they can get fresh food.

If this place was ever nice, it has seriously gone down the tubes. Poorly signed, the north loop is unrecognizable, access via Murray De Bruhl road is closed and overgrown.

Customer Service

Away from this place.

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Coleman Boundary or Bent Creek are nearby and SO much better.

Get a road bike a go along the nearby French Broad river on 251.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 04, 2006]
Steve
Cross Country Rider

This is the ghetto of mtn biking locations!!!! Do NOT ride here in the summer!! It stinks like death, its very poorly marked, trails are overgrown with briars, and vultures and hawks fly overhead waiting for you to endo and join the trash heaps of death nearby. Id rather ride down Interstate 26 than ride in this hell hole.

Ive read from others' posts that this place was cool a few years ago...if it ever was, it sure has gone down the tubes!!

Customer Service

Away from this place.

Similar Products Used:

Colemans Boundary, Hot Springs, and Bent Creek. Drive further to Brevard if you wish to worship in Mecca.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 28, 2000]
GANZA BUD

ON WARM OZONE ALERT DAYS, THE WONDERFUL AROMA OF THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE REMINDS ME OF MY FAVORITE TRAIL BACK HOME IN NEWARK,NJ

Customer Service

FOLLOW THE GARBAGE TRUCK TO THE FIRST ROTTEN BANANA, TAKE THE FIRST LEFT AT THE SINK, AND KEEP GOING UNTIL YOU GET TO THE RUSTED CAR. HOLD ON AS YOU HIT THE HOUSEHOLD REFUSE JUMP.

Similar Products Used:

SIGN TRAIL AT BENT CREEK

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 01, 2000]
Mike S

Rode the New 6 mile loop.Awesome smoothness.about 3 -4 feet wide.they cut down below the roots about 7"-that's why it's so unusually smooth.the slalom track is fun. My gal is a begginner & she really enjoyed the loop!

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? to far from Kknoxville really..

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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