Buckhorn Gap

Transylvania County, North Carolina

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Buckhorn Gap is a hiking and biking trail in Transylvania County, North Carolina. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 3,550 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 293 feet.
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Buckhorn Gap is a hiking and biking trail in Transylvania County, North Carolina. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 3,550 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 293 feet. This trail connects with the following: 103 Buckhorn Gap.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Transylvania County
Distance: 0.9
Elevation Gain: 293 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 3,550 feet
Top Elevation: 3,554 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Buckhorn Gap
Elevation Min/Max: 3422/3554 ft
Elevation Start/End: 3550/3550 ft
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If you can take the four-mile climb at the beginning in stride, you'll love the ridge ride that follows. In places the mountain falls off on both sides only a few feet from the trail. Ride surface is 4.9 miles of single track and 5.2 miles of forest road. Highlights: Great views, log bridges, ridge riding, Buckhorn Gap Shelter, waterfalls, and mud bogs.

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7/15/2009
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The way this trail is described here would not get a 4 star rating, unless you enjoy riding on gravel roads, if so, this is an excellent ride, and a hell of a lot easier than the route I suggest doing. Leave your vehicle at the stables, drive 0.6 miles to the start of Black Mountain ( just past the Rangers Station) Now start the (about) 70 minute lung busting climb up to Black Mountain, once at the top of Black Mountain carry on along the the very technical grade 4+ - 5 trail past the insect infested Buckhorn Gap Shelter untill you reach the trail junction of Avery Creek and Club Gap. By now you will be cursing everything and everyone, so take a break here, 'cos your 4+ hours of uphill hell is going to be rewarded with 15 minutes of sheer downhill single track pleasure. Just be very careful screaming down Avery Creek, there are some unexpected technical sections, that if misjudged, could cause some serious problems to you and your bike. Once you reach the bottom of Avery Creek, hopefully in one piece, you would have forgotten all about your 4+ hours climb, and will be wanting more Avery. If you really don't like climbing, but love a technical downhill, you could try and get someone to drop you off at the Start to Club Gap, ( still a 30 min uphill) and then have them pick you up at the Stables. Ride Safe www.mountainbikemayhem.com



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