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Level: Advanced
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +180/ -10 ft
Total: 37 riders

Mountain Biking Buckhorn Gap / 103 (Avery Creek)

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#146 of 546 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#2,897 in the world

Much of this trail is classic Pisgah singletrack, complete with gnar and creek crossings, but some of it also runs along old road beds, making those sections not nearly as intimidating.

This trail is 2 miles one-way, and can be combined with nearby trails, such as the Avery Creek trail, to make a larger loop.

First added by Greg Heil on May 28, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Asheville, head south on I-26E. Take the exit for Hwy. 280, and follow that Southwest towards Brevard. Hang a right on Hwy. 276, and that will take you into the heart of Pisgah. Take a right onto FS 477 and drive in several miles. Access this trail from FS 477.
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Leaf-covered (on Nov 15, 2017)
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  • mtndew24

    This is either a gradual descent or an enjoyable climb, it is a good way to connect to other trails. It is very tame with no obstacles and a little bit sandy so despite it being smooth you can't carry too much speed going down.

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  • Jetnjeff29r

    Cool trail just techy enough, with limited hike-a-bike sections, mainly if you want to avoid the creek crossings, when they are too deep. I road this in the DH direction, while leaf covered after rain the previous day. Some of the obstacles are probably walkers for most riders in the Uphill direction, particularly the log steps. See http://www.mtbepicrides.com/ for other trail reviews

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  • eastwood   ✓ supporter

    The section coming from the top of clawhammer and black is a nice easy alternative to riding black down - if you are tired or on a cx bike. Fast and easy.

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  • stringjunky76

    Great ride, lots of ways to tie into other trails and make it a longer ride.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Still Pisgah-tough, but not as tough as the rest of Pisgah. Might be a blue by Pisgah standards, but by most other places it's still a black.

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