32 miles
Distance
9,182 ft
Climb
-9,177 ft
Descent
4,218 ft
High Point

An all day epic through some of the best trails in the south side of Pisgah National Forest's Ranger District. Expect 6-10 hours to complete due to lots of hike a bike. If desired, can park at the horse stables instead of the ranger station, letting you pass your car to fill up water, etc. multiple times.

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Pisgah Area SORBA (www.pisgahareasorba.org)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
More Stats for South Pisgah All Day Epic: Buckwheat, Bennett, Avery, Black mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,155 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,160 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,165 ft
  • Grade
    0.003%
  • Grade max
    -71.755%
  • Grade min
    55.112%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Trail transparency
268 | 2 comments
Thrift Cove to Lower Black Mtn
Thrift Cove to Lower Black Mtn
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Jul 26, 2018
Pisgah Day 2:  Bennet Gap, Buckwheat Knob,...
Pisgah Day 2: Bennet Gap, Buckwheat Knob, Avery Creek trails
13:29 | 61 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jun 3, 2018
Pisgah Day 2:  Bennet Gap, Buckwheat Knob,...
Pisgah Day 2: Bennet Gap, Buckwheat Knob, Avery Creek trails
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Jun 3, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Black Mountain
Nov 1, 2018 @ 4:38am
Nov 1, 2018
Bennett Gap
Oct 16, 2018 @ 8:01am
Oct 16, 2018
Buckwheat Knob
Oct 16, 2018 @ 8:01am
Oct 16, 2018
Buckhorn Gap Upper
Sep 3, 2018 @ 7:06am
Sep 3, 2018
Avery Creek
Jun 30, 2018 @ 7:16am
Jun 30, 2018
Several trees down, one around a blind corner not long after the rock garden at the top.
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