Bennett Gap Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Bennett Gap Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Brevard, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
3 months ago

Bennett Gap is a great trail. I am not sure where they get the trail data from? At the top, it ends at Avery creek road, but the map shows some sort of continuation around to the left. That is not correct. Also, it shows an elevation of 2027 feet and that is not correct. I submitted an edit that shows the correct path of Bennett Gap
Bennett gap is now a year round mountain bike trail and hiking trail. It used to be a seasonal trail only for mountain biking.
Here is a great loop if you do not want to do an out and back. Go up Bennett and take a right on Perry cove back to Avery creek road. Perry cove is a beautiful trail and very steep in places, Going down Perry is much better than going up Perry

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice trail. Used by both hikers and bikers. That can be a good thing as it's a bit wider than many trails with no encroaching vegetation. The way in is mostly up, but that makes the way out a bit easier. A really nice view of the mountains and Looking Glass rock can be seen from near the top. We've done many of the trails here and really enjoyed this one.

hiking
Thursday, November 08, 2012

A moderate ascent hike with relatively good overlook at the mid-point. Not crowded. Trail well marked. Does follow stream at some points.