Buckhorn Gap / Avery Creek For Mountain Biking

The 8th most popular mountain bike trail in North Carolina.

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Northwest of Brevard in the Pisgah National Forest, a 9 mile singletrack loop can be formed by combining sections of the Buckhorn Gap Trail (4.6 mi.), Black Mountain Trail (1.5 mi.), and the Avery Creek Trail (3.2 mi.). To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Brevard, follow US64 east for 3 miles. Head west on US276 for 2.5 miles to FS477. Proceed north on FS477 for 2 miles and park near the stables. Start riding further up FS477 to the Buckhorn Gap Trail. Climb 1200 feet up to Buckhorn Gap. (An easier alternative route up from the car would be to follow FS5058 (a.k.a. Clawhammer Road) up to Buckhorn Gap). At the Gap, proceed west on the Black Mountain Trail to Club Gap. Next, follow the Avery Creek Trail (#327) back down to FS477.

Overall, Buckhorn Gap / Avery Creek is the 8th most popular mountain bike trail of all 24 mountain biking rides in North Carolina. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Buckhorn Gap / Avery Creek including Black Mountain Trail, Laurel Mountain, Burnt Mountain and Dupont State Forest.


Local Contact(s):  Pisgah National Forest (704) 877-3265; North Carolina Tourism (919) 733-4171; Sycamore Cycles (828) 877-5790; The Hub Bike Shop And Tavern (828) 884-8670.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Pisgah Forest" from Jim Parham

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Davidson River CG; The Bike Farm (828) 577-3673

Luxury Loding:  Red House Inn, Brevard; Pisgah Inn (704) 235-8228

Breakfast Restaurant:  Crank Cofee at Sycamore Cycles, Brevard

Reference Source:  click here http://www.mtbikewnc.com/

GPS:  35.3206, -82.761

Date Published:  5/2/2016

Date Updated:  6/27/2016

ID:  6315


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