Western North Carolina Mountain Biking Trailheads

Find a Place to Ride!

MTB WNC's Trailheads are hubs, or areas, where several trails are clustered together or in a network. More than Wikipedia's definition of a Trailhead as "the point at which a trail starts", a Trailhead here could be a campground, a convenient parking area where several trails start, a river basin, an isolated park, or simply a group of trails convenient to one another. The US Forest Service has been referring to these as Trail Complexes in its recent Trail Strategy process.

Historically, cities located near the starting point for major paths were also called Trailheads. For this site, a Trailhead can be any of these, but represents a place where you can spend a day or more exploring mountain biking trails without driving too far (or at all!).

Choose a Trailhead from the list or map below to see all the details that we have.

The List

Federal Lands

State Lands

City/County Lands

Private Lands

The Map

We're adding all of the trailheads to this interactive map, so you can go directly to the area you're interested in. Click a symbol for more information about that trailhead area.

Download GPS Data

Click routes, trails, or points on the map to download them individually (on the GPS Data tab).

All Map Data





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