Buckeye Gap Trail #126
3.1 mi - Difficult - This trail initially traverses the west side of Fork Ridge; views looking west into the wilderness provide a true feeling of solitude. The trail then descends into the watershed of Grassy Ridge Branch and parallels that stream until the trail ends at the Haywood Gap Trail (#142). At this point, near the junction of Grassy Ridge Branch and the Middle Prong of the West Fork of the Pigeon River, there is sufficient level ground to camp. One may return to parking by turning south on Haywood Gap Trail, which intersects the Mountains-to-Sea Trail near the Blue Ridge Parkway, as described in “Access” above.
Approximate Elevation Change: 1,500 feet
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||Hiking Trail: foot traffic only.|
|Operated By:||US Forest Service|