3 miles
Distance
250 ft
Climb
-1,431 ft
Descent
00:38:09
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bennett Gap Trail

Bennett Gap Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pisgah Ranger District
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #607 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #419 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bennett Gap bike 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
    00:38:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:42
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Status:
on Jun 13, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (26 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Bennett Gap Trail Reports

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      Jun 13, 2020 @ 5:57pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      Dirt was great but as of 6-13 there are several downed trees. None of the trees are in dangerous sections that sneak up on you, but it is...
      Jun 2, 2020 @ 2:10pm
      Jun 2, 2020
      May 6, 2020 @ 9:01am
      May 6, 2020
      Large trees across middle portion of trail Rest of trail is great
      Mar 1, 2020 @ 4:24pm
      Mar 1, 2020
      Please avoid the section below Coontree, trail work is underway and there are wet/muddy sections.
      Feb 15, 2020 @ 9:27am
      Feb 15, 2020
      Rocks and roots are dried off from the recent storms. Few wet spots in staircase and upper sections. Trail’s main drainage line gets moist...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 310 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,207 rides
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      Aug 15, 2019 @ 7:34am
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      May 8, 2019 @ 4:31pm
      May 8, 2019
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      Apr 23, 2019 @ 4:17pm
      Apr 23, 2019
      740 |
      May 1, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      May 1, 2018
      | 2 comments

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag LegitBiker9000 (May 10, 2019 at 8:34)
       Another classic legit trail, you start out in a meadow and quickly traverse on top of a beutiful ridge through some western style rock gardens those being rock-gardens that you might want to eye out before you send it if it is your first time. I would not recommend doing the drop because you'll hit this tree and unlike a downhill park, you'll be sitting out there for a while as this trail is pretty high up, do not ride alone if it is your first time, the videos online don't explain just how difficult the trail actually is.
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      • + 0
      flag robmsul (Jul 15, 2019 at 16:31)
       Two gnarly sections that you need to look out for. First is pretty early is a switchback turn on a mini boulder. A few minutes after is a technical approach to a decent drop with a tree to navigate immediately after landing. Check these out before hitting them. Other than that, you can ride the rest blind. Such a sick trail!
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