Butter Gap to Art Loeb to Davidson River Trail Loop

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Butter Gap to Art Loeb to Davidson River Trail Loop is a 11.4 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,870 feet Route Type: Loop

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The 1st part of the trail all the way to where Art Loeb connects with Catheys Creek Rd. From there its walking on gravel road for a long time.4 miles about and Then the Davidson Trail was bush whacking the entire time, we got off and walked the road.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The DRT portion of this loop (approx 4 miles) is just walking on the road. Please let me know if I’m missing something.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

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.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Awesome trail can not wait to hike remainder

Monday, November 13, 2017

Nice trail several small falls , good hike

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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.

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