Length: 1.6 mi (2.6 km)
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +0/206 ft
Total: 45 riders
Mountain Biking Butter Gap / Trail #123
⚠ Heads up: Trail access may be temporarily restricted due to COVID-19.
#295 of 617 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#1511 in the world
The right (western) fork, which is open to mountain bikes, leads to FS 471D, which some riders use as part of a large loop; otherwise, they must backtrack down Butter Gap Trail. *The portion of the trail between Cat Gap Loop (#120) and Long Branch Trail (#116) is open to mountain bikes seasonally, from October 15 through April 15 only. This is to minimize safety concerns on a heavily used trail.
Approximate Elevation Change: 1000 feet
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
US 276; proceed north for approximately 3½ miles to first left turn (FS 475, signed for Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Pisgah Forest Fish Hatchery); proceed approximately 1½ miles to Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. Park in parking lot. Go around gate on gravel road leading uphill from Center facilities, and immediately turn right onto Cat Gap Loop (#120).
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