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Buckwheat Knob (#24)

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 4.1 (13)

A short, steep trail providing access to many other trails in this area.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Singletrack

3,972' 1,211 m

High

3,536' 1,078 m

Low

171' 52 m

Up

445' 136 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Description

The Buckwheat Knob Trail is short, but provides one access to several other trails, including Avery Creek (#327), Black Mountain (#127), and Club Gap (#343). The trail climbs gradually from Club Gap to the top of Buckwheat Knob. This is a pleasant area with lush grass growing underneath large hardwood trees. In the winter, there are nice views of the Avery Creek Valley and Soapstone Ridge.

After passing Buckwheat Knob, the trail descends steeply to Bennett Gap and the intersection with the other trails. The trail is marked by yellow blazes.

In September, 2019, the trail was updated under an RTP grant by Pisgah Area SORBA. The trail was largely designed for travel to the south and includes many approx. 3ft drops along route.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith with improvements by Corey Scheip

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 13 votes

#6

in Avery Creek

#5939

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  4.1 from 13 votes
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Trail Rankings

#6

in Avery Creek

#186

in North Carolina

#5,939

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

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Nov 3, 2019
Andy Murray
Jul 9, 2019
Nicholas Feliciano
Steal and technical
Nov 19, 2018
tubb nation
A punchy cus of a trail, loved it. Has it’s share of uphill sections but all are doable. How much do you really want to walk your bike?!
Jun 14, 2018
Connor Woodruff
Lots of hike a bike.
Jun 13, 2018
Lee Isenbarg
Sep 14, 2017
kyle foust
May 20, 2017
Joey Booher
This was tough. Lots of hike a bike. Not much riding getting done. But, did get you to top of Black Mtn run. 1.5mi
Jun 12, 2016
Aaron Bland