Caney Bottoms - Trail, Asheville, Carolina

Caney Bottoms - Trail, Asheville, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

An 11 mile trail. 5 mile gravel uphill that you can drive up, or ride up (which makes the downhill all the better). Then about 6 miles downhill. The downhill is really cool, and it has a creek with a cool rock to slide down @ the bottom of the trail. A great trail for the downhill, and a leg pumper for the uphill.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 21, 2006]
mtbwnc
Cross Country Rider

Unfortunately, we need to change our mindset about this trail. It's COVE CREEK, and not CANEY BOTTOM. I know, I know, we've been saying it for years...but Caney Bottom is OFF LIMITS to bikes! Here's the scoop.

The loop of trails up Caney Bottom Creek and back down Cove Creek used to be called (by at least one map) Caney Bottom Loop, and the west half only was open to bikes. It had an extension up to the forest service road. Now, the Forest Service has split off the section of trail up Caney Bottom Creek - the one that is and always has been closed to bikes - and called it Caney Bottom trail. The COVE CREEK trail now starts at the forest service road, goes past Caney Bottom, and then down the Cove Creek drainage. Remember that when you ride here!

The actual Caney Bottom trail is great, but off-limits to bikes. Try hiking it.

Customer Service

Stay right when you reach Caney Bottom creek. Don't ride that just because that's what you saw online. If we keep poaching it (and lots of people do), we can expect the WHOLE LOOP to get closed to bikes. So it's COVE CREEK, not CANEY BOTTOM! This is gonna be a hard one to change but it needs to be done.

Similar Products Used:

Daniel Ridge. The work-to-reward ratio isn't as high as I like for this loop, but don't let it stop you from riding it. It just hasn't become one of my favorites like Daniel Ridge has.0

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 02, 2006]
Butch@ky
Cross Country Rider

This was our first ride in the fish hatchery .My wife and sons usually ride dupont when we go to asheville .We had rode dupont on sunday and tried caney bottom monday.The climb for me was a real leg burner as I have never climbed steady for more than 3 miles and this was close to 5. This was an awesome ride some sections really fast and those roots can sneak up on you.we shuttled to the top for a second ride that really had a big surprise waiting for us less than a mile down .my oldest son was leading when he saw something big and black across the trail"literally all the way across the trail" it was a 3 1/2 t0 4' rattlesnake his body was as big my forearm.he couldn't stop and ran over him and starting screaming snake.when I came up to him he was preally pissed after being ran over.I found a stick and tried to push him off the trail but the trail was down in a ditch with banks over a foot high on each side .the more I tried to move him the madder he got.so I found heavier stick and picked him up and moved him into brush enough for us to get by. the rest of ride seemed quite tame after that .so if you decide to ride this trail watch out for snakes. if you see one check to see if he panaracer fire xc knobbie prints on his back.then you'll know it its the same one we met. Good Luck Butch

Similar Products Used:

dupont,burnt mountain trail, airstrip trail,cedar rock trail,and big rock trail.

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4
VALUE
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4
[Feb 26, 2006]
BigWilson
Weekend Warrior

THIS TRAIL IS PRETTY COOL! THE CLIMB UP THE DIRTROAD IS RELATIVELY EASY...ITS REAL PRETTY-WATERFALLS AND LOOKING GLASS ROCK! TAKE A LEFT AND KEEP ON HUFFING AND THEN LOSE SOME ALTITUDE ON THE DIRT ROAD. AT THE TOP OF THE TRAIL IT IS COMPLETELY AWESOME. THAT FIRST SECTION IS KEPT UP NICELY (EXCEPT FOR THE BIG BERM THAT WAS COVERED BY TREES WHEN I WAS UP THERE LAST). AFTER THE TRAIL BEGINS ITS DH, THE TRAIL OPENS UP AND IS GRATE. WE STOPPED AT COVE CREEK FALLS AND D1CKED AROUND FOR A WHILE BUT IF WE DIDNT THE DH SECTION WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD CONCLUSION. EVENTUALLY YOU WILL SEE A FIELD STRAIGHT AHEAD, AND AS SOON AS YOU SEE IT BREAK RIGHT AND STAY ON THE TRAIL...ITS A LOT BETTER THIS WAY. IN MY OPINION THE DOWNHILL WAS NOT AS GOOD AS I EXPECTED AFTER SUCH A LONG CLIMB, BUT IT WAS STILL GOOD. I THINK YOU LOSE THE MOST ALTITUDE ON THE DIRT ROADS AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM. ITS COOL ANYWAY...I PUT RIDDEN ONCE, BUT I WILL BE BACK!

Customer Service

UP 472 AND DOWN THE TRAIL OF COURSE.

Similar Products Used:

BENNETS GAP AND AVERY CREEK. I DONT KNOW ABOUT DAVIDSON RIVER TRAIL AT THE BOTTOM...WE TRIED TO RIDE SOME OF IT BUT I THINK ITS GONE NOW!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 06, 2004]
prana425
Weekend Warrior

I thought it was CANDY bottom? Anyway, it's a blast! It was kinda eaten up from high traffic and weather I suppose, so expect a lot of roots. There are a few short hike sections, and creek crossings via logs. To cap it all off the last section of trail to the fish hatchery is FAST!!! It's a kick in the pants, I'd recommend it to anyone.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 02, 1999]
dh

u go up a gravel road, then turn off on a path. then you get a lot of fun downhill. about 10.5 to 11 miles long. i give it 4 flamin' red hot chilli peppers for a pretty good trail.

Customer Service

really cool trail. not an xtreme dh route, but really cool. beautiful scenery too.

Similar Products Used:

Bent Creek

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4
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RATING
[Feb 07, 1999]
Brad Worley

Caney Bottom is a favorite for the Pisgah locals. For those of us who ride it often, it is a quick, one hour at the most, ride. Starts with a good middle ring climb for 4.5 to 5 miles on gravel road. The down hill portion is all single track, rooty, but really enjoyable. You come out at Cove Creek group camping area. Don't forget to take the Davidson River trail from Cove Creek back to the Fish Hatchery!

Customer Service

Park at Fish hathcery along Davidson River near Brevard. (Just up road from the Looking Glass trailhead) Ride up Forest Service road 475B to Looking Glass overlook, take a break, then proceed up 475B to first gravel road on left. Follow that about a mile and a half then drop in Caney Bottom extension trail. Stay straight at all trail intersections.

Similar Products Used:

Any in the Southern Pisgah area, Sycamore Cove, Thrift Cove, South Mills,......... Take your pick!

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 22, 1999]
Puzman

One of the best rides I've been on. The climb up 475 is not so bad. The downhill run on Caney Bottom is fantastic- a blast, and what Tsali wishes it could be.
The climb up the fire road at the Cove Creek campground to the Cemetary loop/Picklesimer Field Trail (not sure of exact name) is hateful- pretty ragged out at this point. Then you have a great run on the picklesimer trail- some technical climbing, and lots of drop-offs on water breaks. Great ride!

Customer Service

Took 475B up past Looking Glass Rock overlook, then go left on 225. Take Caney Bottom trail to Cove Creek Campground. At this point, we went right on fire road until trail to Cemetary/Picklesimer Fields. Probably a
20mile loop??

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 03, 1999]
Jordan Mitchell

On the way up the gravel road 475B, check out Slick Rock Falls, just off the road on the right, for a showery cooldown. I finally rode this trail to see what all the hype was about. I was just a little disappointed in the downhill--it was great, don't get me wrong--but it kept getting interrupted by short uphills, carries and log bridges. The parts in between were really fun though--fast, somewhat technical, plenty of jumps, and there are a few incredible banked curves. The gravel road back from the group campground is cool-fast with jumps, and a huge creek crosing. The Davidson River trail is slightly downhill and fast with many jumps, if you head back to the fish hatchery that way.
Check out my website link below for more information on many other trails and rides in the area!

Customer Service

Same as above, but it's a short ride--so for a longer one, be sure to take the Picklesimer Fields diversion if it's open (it's open to bikes from October 15 to April 15 ONLY!!!)

Similar Products Used:

Picklesimer Fields loop: Cat Gap trail, Butter Gap trail, and the excellent Long Branch trail.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 23, 2000]
Matt Weinzapfel

This is by far my favorite ride in the area. The uphill is just long enough to have enough energy to push the downhill extra strong. Be careful of blind turns into log bridges as I found out the hard way. This trail is well marked, but still lookout for other small trails branching off.

Customer Service

Park at the fish hatchery. Then go on 475 for about 400 feet, then right onto 475-B. Continue up this gravel road utill you can make a left turn: note this is the only left possible of 475-B. Once you have made your left turn the trail head is no more than a .25 mile away. The trail head will be on your left. The ride to the trail head will take the average rider about 25-30 minutes.

Similar Products Used:

Bennets Gap, Daniel Ridge Trail, and Pink Beds are all located off of 276 (or side roads) which is the major rode to access this portion of the Pisgah National Forest. Note that some of this trails are seasonal. So check at the ranger station or the local bikeshop Located at the intersection of 276(entrance to forest) and highway 280.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 01, 2000]
boney

the ride starts off with a five mile climb up a hard pack gravel road. the trai head is on the left when you reach the top. now be ready for 6 miles of downhill heaven. most of the trail is really good singletrack. there is a couple of creek crossings and a small bridge that you have to get off your bike and cross, be careful cause it will bite your ass if youre not careful.this trail is built for speed so you know me and Quay rule this trail just like we do all of em.

Customer Service

take highway 276 from greenville past cecars head. go into brevard and turn left into pisga national forest. park at the pisga fish hatchery.

Similar Products Used:

bent creek or north mills river

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5
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