Avery Creek Trail and Buckwheat Knob Trail

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Pisgah National Forest

Avery Creek Trail and Buckwheat Knob Trail is a 8.1 mile loop trail located near Pisgah Forest, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.1 miElevation gain1,778 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashCampingHikingForestRiverWildlife
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Jonathan Escalante
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Mountain bikingGreat!
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Carolyn Fitz
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Korey Montplaisir
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Hiking

Got dropped off at the trail entrance. Slept at the top at about 4.5 miles in and hiked back in the morning. Bit of a tough trek for a ten year old but it was fun.

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Autumn Keebaugh
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Nature tripsMuddy

We were told not to park at the stables and keep driving up the road. We did just that and found some open parking spaces further up. We weren't sure at first if we were in the right spot but it turned out to be. It was a pretty hike in and we found a place to camp right next to the creek. We found a few different waterfalls which I was very happy about. It was a great weekend.

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Tina Muzzi
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HikingMuddy

We parked right by the avery creek trailhead (no need to park down by the stables and walk up avery road) and only hiked two miles up to where the creek trail meets buckwheat knob trail then came back (not enough time or energy for all 8 miles!). The first mile is right next to the creek, mostly flat, and quite lovely but gets VERY muddy in places. The second mile up to buckwheat is pretty much an incline the whole way but not too bad and not very muddy. We went at 11am on a Saturday and only saw a few other hikers, there were a fair amount of mountain bikers, though. I would do this hike again but maybe in the fall when it’s not guaranteed to rain starting around 1:30.

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AD Barnes
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Hiking

Went clockwise starting at the horse stables. This direction puts the steepest side first and then go down hill on the Avery side. The Avery side is a nicer walk. So clockwise gets the hard part done first.

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AD Barnes
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HikingMuddyRocky

The trail was quite wet and a lot of streams were high. So wet feet. Good work out with some nice views from the Buckwheat side. I went up with Avery side and down the Buckwheat side. That worked for me, Avery side is smoother and fewer rocks on trail.

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Douglas Paddock
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Hiking

Trail head is further on Forest service road than shown. Some parking available close to trail head. The walk along the creek was buggy and overgrown for this time of year. Mtn bikes are supposedly not allowed on sections of this hike but the trail had been ridden hard and created erosion and muddy spots. The ridge at the highest point would be beautiful when the leaves are off. Still pretty. The last 3+/- miles are on a gravel road. Boring!

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Steve Steve H
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Camping

Almost parked at the stables but don't. its a long hike up to the trail head. we only hiked in 3 or so miles before we split from the trail for some back-country camping. I love the trail and next time I'm in the area I will do the entire loop over two days with a night of camping. Hiking next to the river is so pleasant and camping within earshot of the water is so wonderful. We were a bit paranoid about bears (we are from Texas) but nothing bothered us all night.

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Kelly Brunelle
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Hiking
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This was one of my favorite hikes in Pisgah National Forest. It is very remote and cell service is sporadic. The creek runs next to most of the hike And has beautiful swimming pools. Half way through the hike there is gorgeous mature pine trees that leave a thick bed of pine needles to make a very romantic picnic lunch with your one true love. Hope you enjoy it!

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Robert Kline
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Michael Suttle
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Sandy B
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Nathan Gressett
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Hiking
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Amanda Long
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Hiking
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Peter Kent
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Adam Zedler
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Amanda Long
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Lori Lockhart
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Suzanne Wojcik
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Tammy Woods
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Carrianne McLauchlin
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David Clements
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Mike Kafsky
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Julius Hagymassy
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Rebecca Bush
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Judy Beveridge
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T Bone
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Justin P
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