Bent Creek Network: Ingles Field Gap Loop Trail

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Bent Creek Network: Ingles Field Gap Loop Trail is a 7.1 mile loop trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.1 miles Elevation Gain: 977 feet Route Type: Loop

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9 months ago

excellent. but we lost the way since trail was behind an information board. we enjoyed every minute of it.

I rode just the Ingles Field Gap as an out and back. It’s a fairly challenging climb (especially with a lot of wet clay in some areas) but an intermediate rider should be able to manage without having to dismount. Running downhill is pretty fun, but pick you lines very carefully or you’ll get bounced around a lot.

mountain biking
Tue Jan 15 2019

This trail is sick. If you are an intermediate mountain biker like me this climb is very good practice. It’s all worth it when you get to five points and you see the view. It’s a little narrow for riders the be coming from both ways but other than that it’s great. Ride on

running
Wed Jun 13 2018

Solid run. If you do the loop counter clockwise, you'll be road running all the way to the top and there's a lot of sun midday (so I would recommend this as a morning/evening run). But beautiful single track through the forest on the descent.

Mon May 01 2017

Good forest road climb with a fast flow downhill on single track.

Mon Mar 06 2017

fast down. hit speeds up to 30mph. plenty of room to see people coming

mountain biking
Sat Jan 03 2015

Ingles field gap is actually just over a mile long. Maybe this website is trying to create a loop comprising of Ingles Field Gap. The trail climb is bearable. Starts off steep, but then gets better. Going downhill is great. Pays off.

mountain biking
Sat Dec 20 2014

One of my favorite trails at Bend Creek, best way to get to this trail is to park in the parkiing lot right after the Hard-times parking lot (just before the camp grounds). Head straight up the fire road, in front of you as you are heading into the parking lot (there will be another fire road on your left...do not take this road). Keep left as you climb and this should take you all the way to the bottom of Ingles Field, from there climb up the single track trail. Locals call this 3 points, because at the top of the trail you have three options, go down Ingles Gap, go down Ingles field or you can climb up to 5 points. I suggest you go up to 5 points....the down hill is better from 5 points...or you can continue your climb to Greenslick...which is the best down hill run at Bend Creek.

mountain biking
Wed Jun 11 2014

Really nice trail close to Asheville. Awesome downhill after some good elevation change and climbing. It's not really marked well, and there are trails that lead off the main trail so be careful and know where you started.

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