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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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
Trail transparency
180 | 2 comments
Thrift Cove to Lower Black Mtn
Thrift Cove to Lower Black Mtn
8:53 | 15 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jul 26, 2018
Pisgah Day 2:  Bennet Gap, Buckwheat Knob,...
Pisgah Day 2: Bennet Gap, Buckwheat Knob, Avery Creek trails
13:29 | 27 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jun 3, 2018
Pisgah Day 2:  Bennet Gap, Buckwheat Knob,...
Pisgah Day 2: Bennet Gap, Buckwheat Knob, Avery Creek trails
13:29 | 26 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jun 3, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Bennett Gap
Jul 15, 2018 @ 6:05pm
Jul 15, 2018
Ran great just a few slick mud patches
Buckwheat Knob
Jun 30, 2018 @ 7:16am
Jun 30, 2018
Lots of overgrowth near the top at the Avery intersection
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.
Buckhorn Gap Upper
Jun 30, 2018 @ 5:38am
Jun 30, 2018
Clawhammer Rd
Apr 30, 2018 @ 9:29am
Apr 30, 2018
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