Horse Cove Gap is a 11.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Horse Shoe, North Carolina. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for mountain biking.
We hiked it (rather than biking) & it was great. Very pretty. Meanders along side a beautiful stream. Easy to moderate level. We took the dogs to run, but there was a moderate amt of foot / bike traffic on a pretty Saturday.
Long gradual trail... Great riding... Great mountain views when you get to the top...