Buckwheat Knob Trail #122

1.5 mi - Moderate - The Buckwheat Knob Trail is short, but provides one access to several other trails, including Avery Creek (#327), Black Mountain (#127), and Club Gap (#343). The trail climbs steeply from Bennett Gap to the top of Buckwheat Knob. This is a pleasant area with lush grass growing underneath large hardwood trees. In the winter, there are nice views of the Avery Creek Valley and Soapstone Ridge. After passing Buckwheat Knob, the trail descends gradually to Club Gap and the intersection with the other trails. If you are mountain biking this trail, practice good ethics by not skidding down any slopes. If it is too steep to ride without skidding, please dismount and walk your bike at these points.

Approximate Elevation Change: 500 feet
Blaze: Yellow

At a Glance

Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Mountain Biking Trail: Mountain biking and hiking trail. Bikers please yield to hikers. Mountain biking prohibited in wilderness areas.
Water: no
Restroom: none
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From the Pisgah District Ranger Station/Visitor Center parking lot, turn right (north) onto US 276, and drive for approximately 9 miles to FS 477 (Avery Creek Road). Turn right (south) onto FS 477 for approximately 2½ miles. The trail begins from Bennett Gap, where there is parking for a few cars.


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking