Butter Gap to Art Loeb to Davidson River Trail Loop

HARD 4 reviews
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Butter Gap to Art Loeb to Davidson River Trail Loop is a 11.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brevard, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1709 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

Good mix of easy to strenuous. I began at the Fish Hatchery to Butter Gap, which is a pleasant walk primarily near the stream, with some beautiful waterfalls and arched pathways of rhododendron and mountain laurel. Toward the Art Loeb junction it becomes more of a climb. The Art Loeb section had some pretty strenuous sections. You have to walk down the road about a mile to pick up Long Creek. This begins with a very easy section, then gets more difficult the last mile to get back on Butter Gap.Well marked.

5 months ago

Awesome trail can not wait to hike remainder

5 months ago

Nice trail several small falls , good hike

camping
5 months ago

This is a great easy trail for the family! So many camping spots along the way, so don’t just stop at the first one. We walked it backwards and did John’s point 4.5 Mile loop but if you have any questions just stop at the visitors centers, those guys are awesome.