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Avery Creek Trail #327

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Trail

3.2 mile 5.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 78' 24 m
Descent: -1,323' -403 m
High: 3,776' 1,151 m
Low: 2,453' 748 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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A rocky, eroded, fun and fast descent.

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Hikers and bikers only. No horses.

Description

This is also known as FS Trail #327, and it's marked with Blue Blazes.

This trail is full of rock drops, eroded ruts, rocks, switchbacks, rocks and the occasional water bar. Leaves down on the trail have a tendency to cover up hidden holes and smaller rocks so use caution when flying down the trail. It is much, much rockier at the top, do not be deceived by the numerous youtube videos that fail to show this part of the trail. It becomes a bit more intermediate as you get farther down.

Be aware when you are near the bottom that this trail intersects the Buckhorn Gap Trail (#103). If you turn right, you'll return to Avery Creek Road a little sooner. If you turn left, you can climb back up to Clawhammer Road to reach more gnarly descending if you're up for a big ride day. Keep straight to continue following Avery Creek Trail to its terminus with Avery Creek Road

With all the spring/summer rains, this trail has eroded into a very technical "downhill".

There also might be an occasional tree down across the trail, so watch out!

If done properly, a smile should extend across your face at the bottom and remember to let your brakes cool off.

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May 16, 2020
Nicholas Feliciano
This might be my favorite trail in pisgah they just rebuilt it and it was awesome. And there's a huge 30' + gap towards the end
Feb 17, 2020
Ethan Newc
Nov 2, 2019
Andy Murray
Oct 3, 2019
Nick Pearl
9.9mi — 1h 24m
Sep 21, 2019
Mitch Tucker
3.5mi
Sep 17, 2019
Steve Hoover
Jun 14, 2018
Connor Woodruff
Very eroded. Lots of huge drops and ruts.
Apr 19, 2018
Kevin Buddin
Crazy fun and fast! 3.2mi

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Club Gap, Buckwheat Knob, Avery Creek, and Black Mountain intersection.
Jun 12, 2016 near Brevard, NC

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