2.9 miles
Distance
182 ft
Climb
-755 ft
Descent
00:30:21
Avg time
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  • USFS
    Land Manager

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pisgah Ranger District
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Ref Number
    #103
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #47050 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #75193 in Trail Running
    • #9773 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    USFS

Many creek crossings on the lower end and then it's a stiff, moderately technical, rocky climb to the gap. Some eroded places and waterbars. Merges with and follows a gravel road near the top. Not ridden N. of Buckhorn Gap down to S. Mills R.

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More Stats for Buckhorn Gap Trail (Lower) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -573 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,527 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,168 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,168 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,595 ft
  • Grade
    -3.7%
  • Grade max
    -25.4%
  • Grade min
    30.1%
  • Distance climb
    2,949 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,434 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:44
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      Buckhorn Gap... Trail Reports

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      Feb 11, 2024 @ 4:23am
      Feb 11, 2024
      A couple of down trees. One fell across a river ford and you have to balance on the tree trunk with your bike to cross (it’s actually really...
      Jun 3, 2023 @ 11:17am
      Jun 3, 2023
      Long up on Avery trail parked at horse stables but worth down Buckhorn
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 7:20am
      Jul 10, 2022
      New Turnpikes look good, but the bridge is still out and the tread above the bridge is pretty rough.
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 1:15pm
      Aug 24, 2021
      Foot Bridge out at Buckhorn gap / Avery creek intersection
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 4:01pm
      Aug 18, 2021
      reporter Due to the heavy rainfalls from Tropical Storm Fred the USFS has closed all trails and roads in the Pisgah Ranger District till they can inspect...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 19 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 425 rides
      • Last: Feb 21, 2024

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