Turkey Pen Gap was was much better in the DH direction. See WTF I Need a Beer or 4 for details! There still was plenty of hike a bike up Black Mounrtain from Claw Hammer Road. Some on TPG itself and Cantrell (Can't Tell If if is a creak or a trail) Creak had a fair amount of Hike a bike as well, particularly with the 34X19t. Funny it did not seem so steep on the way down, just the other day. Squirrel Gap was pretty fun, but I was shot by then, but could still turn over that big gear, more like a slog. Even the gradual South Mills River and Buck horn trails back to Claw hammer would probably have been more pleasant on a lower gear, though. Broke a chain early and stopped to borrow a tube and pump to a guy from Indiana that left his in the car. "Don't leave home with out your gear" goes double for Pisgah. I carry two tubes a big air, a pump, plugs and boot material, chain links, tool w/chain breaker, Leatherman, Hanger fixer for when I have gears etc.
Overlook on The Black Mountain trail
Waterfalls on the South Mills River trail