Buckhorn Gap Trail to Twin Falls

MODERATE 52 reviews
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Buckhorn Gap Trail to Twin Falls is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pisgah Forest, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 416 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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7 days ago

Really nice waterfall not much else

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8 days ago

Look out for the bees! We got stung after going down a concrete slope, a nest was just off the left and our dog found it! Other than that, easy hike with wide trail, lots of narrow but sturdy bridges, good for dogs. Falls were pretty.

Awesome trail with great waterfall views. Watch out for yellow jack nests in the ground.

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muddy
28 days ago

Buckhorn to Avery Creek to Twin falls then stay on Avery Creek all the way for return and a short hike on gravel road back up to car. 5 miles

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muddy
1 month ago

Very nice trail. not overgrown unless you cut off to the swimming hole. Nice scramble at the end to get to Twin Falls. Lovely little fall before that that you can go behind. Easy to get to trail head. Not crowded.

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1 month ago

Best under drier conditions, but an enjoyable 4 mile hike (full loop) with beautiful falls at the end. Completely shaded trail and light traffic due to 3 mile dirt road drive off highway to get to trail head. Well-worth the hike to the falls.

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3 months ago

Awesome

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3 months ago

Great reward at the end of trail with 3 waterfalls. Fairly easy hiking, but did encounter some homeless folks staying along the trail. Takes some effort to get to trailhead via car.

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muddy
5 months ago

My wife and I took our small dog on this trail and had a great time. It’s easy enough for kids, dogs and less-fit hikers to have a nice adventure AND not too easy for more serious hikers to still have an awesome time. Multiple water crossings and the 100+ ft. falls provide plenty of natural beauty to enjoy. We were fortunate to have the trail mostly to ourselves, which made for a tranquil couple hours.

Loved it! Water on the backside

I would recommend this trail for people who have bad knees. beautiful water along the trail. some areas muddy but we managed ok. lots of stream crossings . kids would find it adventuresome.. Will do again

A modest, mostly flat (but not completely) trail. It runs next to a stream for much of the first half. Good for breaks or a picnic. Not a ton of elevation gain but it is a fairly lengthy hike. Would be shady in the summer. Wasn’t heavily trod by others the day we visited. Very limited parking although you could park at the horse stable several hundred yards south of the trail head and hoof it from there. We’ll hike it again.

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9 months ago

Beautiful hike, especially in the fall!!

11 months ago

The twin falls part is really the only part that loops. It’s more of an out and back trail to a loop. The falls make it worth it!!!! It was awesome. The trail doesn’t have a lot of parking so it’s not a busy trail. It’s very shady with lots of trees so it’s not to hot either!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Hard to find no signs of any kind. But very fun!

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Friday, July 07, 2017

We do this trail as a loop from Buckhorn Gap trailhead to Twin Falls side trail, Clawhammer, Clawhammer Cove then Avery Trail back to Buckhorn. About 5.75 miles.

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