Thrift Cove - TRAIL

Thrift Cove - Trail, Brevard, Carolina

You can go two ways. You can go up the trail marked Black Mountain which is right near the beginning, or continue up a ways and take the Trift Cove trail. Its a loop so either way you end up in the same place. The two sides are almost totaly different though. Thrift Cove is fairly smooth and very fast with waterbreak jumps some rocks and roots and lots of switchbacks and off-camber turns. The Black Mountain side is extremely rocky and almost always wet. It too has jumps and lots of twists and also a lot of mud. Its not too bad though and with a little practice you can fly down it. This trail is like a triangle. You get all the climbing out of the way all at once and then move on to the downhill.

User Reviews (2)

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Maida7   Weekend Warrior [Jun 06, 2005]

This is a short loop when combined with a bit of the black mountain trail. I rode up on Thrift cove and down on black mountain. This is a counter clockwise loop and makes the climbing eaiser but longer in miles and the downhill more technical but shorter in miles. I think the clockwise loop with a shorter harder climb and a longer faster downhill could be as good or better. Either way, combine this loop with the nearby Sycamore cove loop to make a decent outing. This could be a five star trail but it's just too short.

Similar Products Used: Black mountain, Grassy Road and Sycamore Cove
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4
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2
skwellbo   Weekend Warrior [Aug 20, 2004]

This trail is great, you can do the whole thing in like 45 minutes and its not really difficult, but even advanced riders can make it fun and beginners can handle it too. It makes a good warm-up or is a good trail to do when you don't have a lot of time. You can make it a better work out if you do the m loop. Go up Black Mountain, and down Thrift Cove until you get to Grassy Roads, take this and it will put you out on the main road and you can then take Sycamore Cove back up to the trail and ride the jumps down. Grassy Roads though is not that fun if its wet, so keep that in mind. Either way you do it, this trail is a blast.

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I like going up thrift cove and down black mountain. You can still go fast and its a lot more fun.

Similar Products Used: Bennetts Gap, Danniel Ridge, Farlow Gap, Black Mountain, Long Branch
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5
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3
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