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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.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 416 ft 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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Trista Hudzik
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Super fun hike! Beautiful trail. LOTS of log crossings. Download the map or make sure you look at it really well. No cell service. It gets a little confusing as it runs along with a horseback riding trail. Loved it and can’t wit to go back.

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John Motycka
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amy figg
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Keller Hawkins
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Beautiful trail, follows the water the whole way. The falls at the end were spectacular. I would highly recommend waterproof boots as bits are quite muddy and you have a few stream crossings without any logs to help you across. Make sure you follow the hiking trail rather than the horseback riding one or else you’ll find yourself at a stream crossing that you can’t make! The road to the trailhead is quite rough so plan for that. I would definitely hike this again!

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David Justice
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Owen Cauley
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Joshua Haines
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Good hike with some beautiful nature

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Kyle Ledford
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Perfect “recovery hike” after an extra difficult 9 mile trail yesterday. Shaded the entire time and easy/moderate elevations allowing for minor workout but mostly gradual grade or flat. Ended up doing 5.1 on this hike spending 30 mins at the falls. Stunning! Trail has a good chunk of muddy spots all throughout but don’t let that deter you. Easy to go around these patches

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Michael Hemphill
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HikingGreat!

The waterfalls are beautiful. The trail has some muddy spots but overall not to bad. Apple showed the length to be 4.2 miles and little elevation change. Only saw one other group on the trail.

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Heidi Schulz
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Awesome

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Heidi Schulz
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Vicky and I hiked to crest up bike trail. Next time hope to see the falls. Zoe found some good mud pits to lay in.

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Paula Reichel
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Great, fun trail. Very muddy. Go early!

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Steve Klingel
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Muddy

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Sally Klingel
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Beautiful....pretty muddy after all the recent rain. Not too crowded

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Beth Youngblood
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The hike was on the easier side of moderate. The trail was muddy at certain points but wide and seemed maintained. Perfect for a small group of hikers and dogs. The falls were amazing. Pictures do not do it justice. Will go again. About 4 miles straight to falls and back.

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Alyson Dean
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Chris Armenti
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Justina Sanford
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Hiked this trail right after a night of storms—so many spots were muddy. But besides that, I would considerate it more easy to moderate than moderate. Not a lot of ups and downs but many log bridges that require some balance and footing. Our dogs loved it. We climbed all the way to the the falls and stood under it—it made for a refreshing climax to the hike.

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Jeanine Lantz
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Awesome hike!! Tip: Go towards the falls on the right first, then go under the falls to find a trail that leads to the other falls. It’s hard to see but super convenient! Went on a Friday mid day and saw two people together and that was it

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Julie South
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Great!Muddy

Easy trail to the waterfalls. it is very shaded and muddy. You can climb to see all three waterfalls. If you don't want to climb the falls you can do an out and back instead of the loop around.

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Tyler Vonderhaar
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One of our new favorite hikes! Great easy trail with fun log bridge creek crossings and two beautiful waterfalls. Well kept and easy to follow with downloaded maps. Will definitely be back!

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Mandy Przywara
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Beautiful hike with plenty of fun bridges to cross. A little muddy in parts but nothing too crazy. We too got confused with the loop and just ended up doing out and back. Be careful with snakes - we saw three timber rattlers during our hike (one of which hissed at us and seemed very displeased with our presence). Leave your tevas at home for this one!

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Kristel Ontimara
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Nice hike. A little confusing about half way through. Moderate hike. The drive up is a very narrow dirt/rock road and we lost phone connection very close to the trail so couldn't record this one.

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Edie Weichert
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We loved this today! It's a pretty easy hike with a good payout at the end. We got a little confused and could not figure out the "loop" so we went back, mostly, the way we went in. we probably saw only 4 other people the whole hike. they also use a portion of the trail for horseback riding so we saw some beautiful horses too!

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Julie Shaughnessy
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This was a great trail! I am a 51 year old with bad knees and this trail was relatively flat with a few rooty areas and water crossings that required walking across logs with a handrail. You have to drive about 2.5 miles on a dirt road to get to the trail and the road was a little rough in spots. The trail was beautiful with lots of ferns, rhododendrons and creeks. Very muddy in several spots but you can navigate around the mud. We saw 5-8 bikers and a few hikers so not crowded before lunch on a Sunday.

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Becca Swanger
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Beautiful trail, lots of fun log creek crossings, though some werent in great condition so we opted to wade across. Wear your tall waterproof boots for sure! Fun but tough rock scramble up to the base of the falls. No real access to the other sadly :( Watch your step but ebony this very fun hike and fall! Agreed with other reviews that it’s longer than AllTrails states- clocked 4.7 mi

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