1 miles
Distance
348 ft
Climb
-643 ft
Descent
00:22:53
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Buckwheat Knob Trail

Buckwheat Knob Details

  • Riding Area
    Brevard
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #832 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Recommended to ride from the north to the south for the best downhill. North of Buckwheat Knob, the trail is narrow, somewhat less steep, and moderately technical. Passes through pleasant areas with lush grass growing underneath large hardwood trees. Ridgeline trail passes some enormous trees and has decent views when leaves aren't present. Very steep and technical on south end with switchbacks, waterbars, rocks and roots. About 2/3 of the way down the trail, there is an extremely steep rocky section- practically a cliff, and the one black diamond part of the trail. Following that, is a series of fun rooty drops.Terminates on Avery Creek rd directly across from Bennet Gap.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Buckwheat Knob bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -295 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,499 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,005 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,794 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,499 ft
  • Grade max
    -64.885%
  • Grade min
    21.558%
  • Distance climb
    3,100 ft
  • Distance down
    4,720 ft
  • Distance flat
    19 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:42
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.85 (6 votes)

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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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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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      Buckwheat Knob Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 16, 2018 @ 8:01am
      Oct 16, 2018
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 3:38am
      Aug 23, 2018
      At the top there’s a large thigh-high downed tree across the trail.
      Jun 30, 2018 @ 7:16am
      Jun 30, 2018
      Lots of overgrowth near the top at the Avery intersection
      Apr 30, 2018 @ 9:29am
      Apr 30, 2018
      Feb 25, 2018 @ 6:33am
      Feb 25, 2018
      Mostly dry and in good shape. Minor wet muddy spots
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 98 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 605 rides
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      Apr 24, 2018 @ 12:23pm
      Apr 24, 2018
      Buckwheat Knob, Brevard
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      Apr 24, 2018 @ 12:23pm
      Apr 24, 2018
      Buckwheat Knob, Brevard

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