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Wilson Creek - Sinkhole Video

(updated: Jun 6, 2008)

Here's a new video, never before seen footage, of the Sinkhole trail in the Wilson Creek region of Pisgah National Forest. This is another amazing trail in this area. It wraps tightly around the side of a mountain as it works it's way down. This incredible singletrack is very steep in places and thin in others, where a fall can have serious consequences. JP actually fell 40ft on this trail (not on this ride, and somehow he came out unscathed). If there weren't any trees it would be exposed like some of the trails out west. This is a stellar trail which takes you into some more remote parts of the forest.

Sinkhole (5m 44s):
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1. Sir Disappears said...

thats one sick trail!

Jun 6, 2008 @ 7:30 PM

2. randy said...

Has anyone attempted that huck, only to fall inside? What is down there ? Can I get directions there minus the shuttle ?

Jun 7, 2008 @ 9:05 AM

3. SBA said...

I couldn't see any bottom. There's no way to climb out either. If you fell in, I really think you'd die.

Jun 7, 2008 @ 10:21 AM

4. Randy said...

So there could be a rider down there, and we would never know ? I wonder if there are several failed huckers roaming the tunnels under the mountain.

Jun 7, 2008 @ 12:37 PM

5. Sir Disappears said...

If there's riders down there, then there's bikes down there. Spare parts! LOL

Jun 8, 2008 @ 4:10 AM

6. jager said...

Thats awesome. I'll have to remember to bring my climbing rope, repel device and my ascenders when I hit that trail up. Then I can see what is at the bottom!

Jun 10, 2008 @ 10:58 AM

7. SBA said...

Bring it for my sake. I'm likely to go head first down it, bike and all.

Jun 10, 2008 @ 12:27 PM

8. sir don't like your vids alot said...

ya'll are cool and all, and probably great riders too, but please discontinue posting stuff about trails that are illegal.

Jun 10, 2008 @ 5:25 PM

9. SBA said...

Please tell me what law I am breaking by posting stuff about an illegal trail? I would really like to know. Better yet, why don't you provide some evidence that this trail is "illegal" in the first place. If the trail is illegal, then why don't the authorities come down and arrest the trail for being illegal or destroy it. Next thing you know, they'll be illegal trails all over the place, stealing our jobs and causing crime.

Jun 10, 2008 @ 6:56 PM

10. Randy said...

Chill out. The crime was around before those illegal trails came about, and you wouldn't work those jobs anyway.

I don't take sh$t from people who shuttle.

Jun 10, 2008 @ 8:53 PM

11. sir clears things up said...

i think he means these trails are illegal for us to bike on. but if he truly means these trails are illegal then can we give these illegal trails guest permit and later down the road give them amnesty and full legal stuff to be out in the woods?

Jun 11, 2008 @ 1:21 AM

12. Randy said...

No, because amnesty is not fair to the trails that have been here longer in a more legitimate manner.

Jun 11, 2008 @ 8:55 AM

13. beachbummer said...

maybe if we keep having illegal trails we will have a 3 day waiting period on bike purchases.

Jun 11, 2008 @ 12:30 PM

14. sir clears things up said...

PNF is a back country founded on the backs of hardworking trails. It is these hardworking trails that have kept our back country of PNF competitive and thriving in comparison to other back countries. but as time progress we are finding that we are becoming less competitive to various other back countries such as DNF, Tsali, USNWC, Aliso Woods, Santiago Oaks, Downieville Downhill, etc...

Jun 12, 2008 @ 1:15 AM

15. sir clears things up said...

...we can be competitive again if we let go of our bureaucracy and grant these hard working illegal trails, which are anxious to find status in country of PNF, legal status so we can be competitive again.

Jun 12, 2008 @ 1:17 AM

16. jp said...

BTW, Sinkhole is one of the few biker friendly trails in the Pisgah. If "sir don't like your vids a lot" spent more time riding and less time blogging he might know that. He sounds like Tipper Gore, if you don't like the videos, DON'T WATCH! Take up knitting.

Jun 26, 2008 @ 8:34 AM

17. SBA said...

This is just too funny. Apparently some folks aren't getting it.

Jun 26, 2008 @ 6:34 PM

18. chigger said...

Whanh!!! You can't play in my sand box.....get a life!

Jun 30, 2008 @ 5:56 PM


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