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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."
--Steve Jones, Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press).
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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