17.6 miles
Distance
2,625 ft
Climb
-3,781 ft
Descent
4,002 ft
High Point

A way to loop Avery Creek and Bennet Gap. The route needs a shuttle drop at the Pink Beds parking lot.

Detailed Description
Avery Creek and Bennet Gap is a 18 mile moderately popular expert route located near Brevard North Carolina. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 2,625 ft with a max elevation of 4,002 ft then descends -3,781 ft.
Local Trail Association
Local trail association
Pisgah Area SORBA (www.pisgahareasorba.org)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!

31 Reviews & Comments


We hope you've been enjoying Trailforks!

Create a FREE account to view route comments and much more.

Trails in Route

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
More Stats for Avery Creek and Bennet Gap mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 19 min
  • Altitude change
    -1,155 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,135 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,291 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,136 ft
  • Grade
    -1.2%
  • Grade max
    -47.3%
  • Grade min
    44.6%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,969 ft
no votes yet
close
3D
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Partial
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches
US Cell Coverage
Legend
cell carrier legend

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
  • Snowmobile
Winter Trails
Warning A routing network for winter maps does not exist. Selecting trails using the winter trails layer has been disabled.
x Missing Trails
Most Popular
Least Popular
Trails are colored based on popularity. The more popular a trail is, the more red. Less popular trails trend towards green.
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
Only show trails with NO bikes.
enable

Save the current map location and zoom level as your default home location whenever this page is loaded.

Save
Trail transparency
7
4
7
2,296 | 2 comments
This Is Why You MTB in Pisgah
This Is Why You MTB in Pisgah
14:58 | 7 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jul 15, 2024
Cased aAvery Creek gap
Cased aAvery Creek gap
59 | comments: 1 | favs:
May 17, 2024
20 foot gap, was wet, not enough speed

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Club Gap
Jul 6, 2024 @ 8:06am
Jul 6, 2024
Avery Creek Trail
Jul 6, 2024 @ 8:06am
Jul 6, 2024
Bennett Gap Trail
Jun 10, 2024 @ 3:52am
Jun 10, 2024
1 tree down in the middle/lower section but it’s low enough to possibly ride.
Buckwheat Knob Trail
Sep 28, 2023 @ 4:56am
Sep 28, 2023
more reports »
  • By Juansee21 & contributors
  • #30480 - 906 views