Buckeye Trail

Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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"Buckeye was built with the whole family in mind." Elevation is gained slowly for the most part. Long, slow switchbacks follow the contours of a mature forest of oaks, hemlocks, and maples shading dark green "hells" of laurel and rhododendron. If you don't know why these thickets are called hells, you've never tried to make your way through one, especially lugging a mountain bike. Scenery: Boone Fork Recreation Area, creek crossings, and open views on Benson Hollow and Hays Knob.

Buckeye Trail Professional Review and Guide

""Buckeye was built with the whole family in mind." Elevation is gained slowly for the most part. Long, slow switchbacks follow the contours of a mature forest of oaks, hemlocks, and maples shading dark green "hells" of laurel and rhododendron.

If you don't know why these thickets are called hells, you've never tried to make your way through one, especially lugging a mountain bike. Scenery: Boone Fork Recreation Area, creek crossings, and open views on Benson Hollow and Hays Knob."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Blowing Rock
Distance: 5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round.
Local Contacts: Grandfather Ranger District, 828-652-2144.
Local Maps: Pisgah National -- Grandfather, Toecane, and French Broad Ranger Districts Map; Wilson Creek Area Trail Map; and High Country's map from Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Driving Directions: Directions to Buckeye Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/24/2008
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Really wanted to start the holiday weekend with a thrill and we ended up being eaten alive my weeks, leaves and fallen trees. This trail looked as if it has not been riden in 10 years. At one point I am sure it offered all the best of North Carolina. However, I would not recommend this ride to anyone.



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