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Level: Advanced
Length: 0.8 mi (1.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,013/899 ft
Total: 44 riders

Mountain Biking Buckwheat Knob / 122

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#93 of 532 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#2389 in the world

The last of "Satan's Staircase," this is a crazy-steep push up to the top of Buckwheat Knob. Once to the top of the knob, the trail flattens out a little, climbs a little more gradually, and then descends to the intersection with Avery Creek.

Or if you decide to descend it back towards FS 477, prepare to get your butt behind the saddle as it drops downhill quickly!

This trail is 1.5 miles in one direction.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
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. Access this trail from Bennett Gap, FS 477, Club Gap, Black Mountain, or Avery Creek.
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  • mtndew24

    Pretty rad trail that has a short climb from the avery creek/club gap/ black mtn junction, and then proceeds to undulate only slightly until you get to a sick washed out steep downhill similar to avery creek that dumps you out to forest road.

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