This section of singletrack climbs straight up from the end of the Bennett Gap Trail at USFS #477 to the top of Buckwheat Knob and a junction with the Black Mountain, Club Gap, and Avery Creek trails. Be prepared to push your bike up almost the entire length of this trail.
If you plan on descending this section, get ready to place your chest on your saddle and ride those brakes as the trail drops straight down the mountain side. Even if you're running a lot of suspension, there's bound to be more braking than flowing, though I would like to get my downhill rig out here and try it out!
|The trail does flatten out right at the end when it crests the knob.|
Timm Muth has written an awesome guidebook with detailed statistics and directions. It includes almost all of the worth-while trails in North Carolina, and features a big section on the Tsali trails. If you're planning on spending a lot of time in NC, this is a great investment!
The Buckwheat Knob Trail is included in this book as a part of the Big Avery loop.
The maps that I have come to live by are all a part of the National Geographic Trails Illustrated series. Easy to read, almost always up to date, tear resistant and water proof, these maps are designed to ride in your Camelback for months on end! #780 contains all of the Brevard-area Pisgah National Forest:
I recommend connecting to it from the Bennett Gap Trail. This trail isn't long enough to be worthy of it's own ride anyway, so utilize one of the resources above to work it in to a larger loop.
Your Turn: Do you have more information that needs to be included, or do you have information on new developments since I originally posted this review? If so, please leave a comment and help keep this post up-to-date and as useful as possible.
PS: It has occurred to me that I'm not always consistent in the way I review trails. Sometimes I review large chunks of trails that run together in one post, and in others I break it down by individual sections of trails, like I have here for the various trails I rode that day in Pisgah. Which do you prefer: individual trail sections or large loops of singletrack?