Who does trail maintenance in Pisgah National Forest?

Pisgah National Forest is public land administered by the US Forest Service. That means that as a US Citizen, you own it!

Even so, there are guidelines for how trails are maintained, and many different organizations and businesses all work together to keep the trails open and operational year round.

Outside of Pisgah – DuPont State Forest is another popular system of mountain biking trails in the area, but it is administered the North Carolina Forestry Service.

As a mountain biker, we’re sure you enjoy the hundreds of miles of riding in and around Pisgah National Forest. Next time you’re climbing your bike up a tough section of trail – imagine how hard it would be with a chainsaw on your back! Often that’s exactly how a ‘sawyer’ will bring in gear to remove a downed tree across a trail. So as you might imagine, the organizations and people who maintain our trails need our support.

Pisgah Area SORBA is a non-profit organization of volunteers who help coordinate and oversee the maintenance of trails. We encourage all Pedal Pisgah members to consider donating to Pisgah Area SORBA.

If you come across a downed tree, and would like to report it – please use this form.

Click here for more information on the US Forest Service’s Saw Policy (and how to become a certified sawyer).

Below is a list of trails in and around Pisgah National Forest and the teams who have adopted them.

Last Update November 2019