Buck Spring Trail

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

Distance0.8mi
Elevation Gain362ft
Trailhead Elevation4,982ft
Top5,070ft
Elevation Min/Max4966/5070ft
Elevation Start/End4982/4982ft

Buck Spring Trail

Buck Spring Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 4,982 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 362 feet. Along the trail there are a viewpoint and a bench. This trail connects with the following: Mount Pisgah Trail and Pilot Rock Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Blue Ridge Parkway (Falcon Guides)
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"A largely graded trail makes a pleasant walk from the Pisgah Inn to the site of George Vanderbilt’s Buck Spring Hunting Lodge. This pleasant path is a perfect place for an aimless amble, particularly for lodge or campground guests. This pleasant path is a perfect place for an aimless amble, particularly for lodge or campground guests. The Buck Spring Trail is predominately used as an untaxing walk to the site of Vanderbilt’s hunting lodge for people starting from the Pisgah Inn." Read more

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Blue Ridge Parkway
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Blue Ridge Parkway
Parks
USGS Dunsmore Mountain and Cruso; Parkway Mount Pisgah map available in season at lodge, campground, and other facilities and online at nps.gov/blri/plany-ourvisit/mt-pisgah-trails.htm.
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Dec 2018