Buckwheat Knob

Brevard, North Carolina 28712

Buckwheat Knob

Buckwheat Knob Professional Review and Guide

"This seven-mile-plus loop uses nearly five miles of singletrack and a little over two miles of forest service road for what is a technical journey deep into Pisgah's woods. Plan for a couple of hour's worth of riding, part of which will be on the steep uphill (probably off-bike) climb to Buckwheat Knob.

The climb along the rolling ridge leading to Buckwheat Knob takes place among a mature hardwood forest, where the year-round users of this region are frequently seen: deer, turkeys, squirrels, and hawks, to name a few. The sounds of the southern Appalachians are a special dimension of mountain biking at Pisgah. Frequent primitive camping spots near the trailhead can make a day on the trail as easy as riding out of camp. Scenery: Rhododendron ad hardwoods cling to the steep sides of buckwheat in the Avery Creek watershed."

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"The first three miles is mostly uphill and it takes some pushing to get over Buckwheat Knob, but the descent to the creek is a real treat. You'll enjoy the views from the gravel road. Ride surface is 4.9 miles of single track and 2.3 miles of forest road. Highlights: Nice views, some pushing required, ruts, log bridges, mud bogs, and waterfalls."

"Some of this trail is just simply insane. We rode up a waterfall; we rode down several small cliff faces. Sometimes you’ll be afraid to continue, and sometimes you’ll be too terrified to stop. The descent down from Buckwheat Knob is brutal and pounding with several rideable but life-threatening tech 5 moves along the way.

This ride will test every limit you’ve got: endurance, technical skills, courage, fortitude, and strength. If you pride yourself on riding the hairy stuff, come to Buckwheat Knob, and come prepared to be humbled. This is the stuff that legends are made of. Tread: 9.3 miles of phenomenal Pisgah singletrack; 2 miles of gravel road."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Pisgah District Ranger, USDA Forest Service, 828-877-3265.
Local Contacts
Pisgah District Trail Map is for sale at most local biking shops and the visitor center.
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Oct 2018