2.8 miles
Distance
250 ft
Climb
-1,431 ft
Descent
00:40:54
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Bennett Gap Trail

  • since 2016
    Maintainer

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Bennett Gap Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pisgah Ranger District
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Ref Number
    #138
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #742 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21583 in Trail Running
    • #26526 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    USFS

Now open year round to bikes thanks to trail advocacy. Excellent ridgetop views of Looking Glass Rock, Cedar Rock, and the Davidson River valley. Technical sections near the intersection with Perry Cove Tr. with nearly sheer drop-offs on the downhill side. Fast if riding downhill.

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More Stats for Bennett Gap Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,181 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,318 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,568 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,499 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,318 ft
  • Grade max
    -45.302%
  • Grade min
    21.813%
  • Distance climb
    3,479 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    230 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:29
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Status:
on Nov 12, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (46 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Bennett Gap Trail Trail Reports

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      Nov 12, 2023 @ 5:54am
      Nov 12, 2023
      This trail sucks
      Sep 28, 2023 @ 4:56am
      Sep 28, 2023
      Sep 22, 2023 @ 2:39am
      Sep 22, 2023
      Aug 20, 2023 @ 1:45am
      Aug 20, 2023
      Jul 14, 2023 @ 1:45am
      Jul 14, 2023
      Slick in spots on rocks and roots due to rain the night before, but no mud, running well.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 24 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 462 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      • 5,768 rides
      • Last: Apr 18, 2024

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      youtuber Bennet Gap, Buckwheat Knob, Avery Creek trails
      13:29 | 904 | May 22, 2018 , Brevard
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