Twin Falls Trail

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Twin Falls Trail is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brevard, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.2 miles
1099 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



1 month ago

Pretty Hike, nice falls, but nothing crazy. Nothing strenuous...we carried babies on our backs - very doable

1 month ago

Nice waterfalls in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC

mountain biking
1 month ago

A nice little climb on the way up followed by some intense riding on the way down. Theres a pretty challenging portion with lots of roots, rocks, and sharp turns followed a much flowier portion next to a creek. I entered behind the stables and just kept making right turns until i made a loop.

2 months ago

Great hike today. Was a little confusing at times but we figured it out with Alltrails and a quick glance at a paper map. Maybe some local groups need to volunteer time to refine some of the signage?

3 months ago

Awesome trail! Directions a little confusing, but we took Buckhorn Gap to the falls and Avery Creek Trail on the way back to the forestry road.

8 months ago

Very fun hike. My wife, myself and our two dogs did this loop by parking at the horse stables and starting at the claw hammer cove trail -> claw hammer road -> buck horn gap ( took the yellow blaze spur trail on the right to check out the falls) then hiked back down the spur trail and continued down buck horn gap until it intersected with Avery creek trail. Avery creek trail took us back to the road and to the horse stables.

The all trails app was helpful. We almost took a right on the hiker only portion of the buckhorn gap trail before the falls when we needed to take a left on the mixed use portion to take us down to the falls.

Trail maps are recommended as well as familiarity of the following trails and how they I intersect with one another:

1. Avery Creek Trail
2. Buck horn Gap Trail
3. Twin falls Trail
4. Clawhammer Road
5. Clawhammer Cove Trail

These trails will give you the loop with slight variations in options.

The falls are beautiful and larger than I expected they would be. There is also a third falls as well In the area within a few hundred yards.

8 months ago

I parked at the trailhead about a 3/4 mile past the stables. Took the Clawhammer Cove Trail to the access road. Turn left continued up the road to Buckhorn Gap. The signs were a little confusing in several places - under I got to the falls the AllTrails map was great helping me stay on track. There is a trail running up the right side of the right waterfall (there are 2 hence Twin Falls). Near the fire ring area, go down to the water. I was able to cross the creek on a fallen tree and some rocks to get to the trail up to the waterfall. It was beautiful - I was able to go behind it. I then followed Buckhorn on to Avery Creek Trail. Just past the fire ring area and before the first wooden bridge, I discovered a tiny spur that went up to another small but very pretty fall. Did a nice loop - about 6 - 6 1/2 miles back to the car.

8 months ago

This was a beautiful hike, but we missed the trail marker to get back on Claw hammer from Buckhorn...make sure to keep an eye out it is back off the road a little ways and is over grown. However, it was a lot of fun and we were able to go under the falls at one point....we also saw a baby bear!! That was pretty exciting, so keep your eyes up for the trail marker and the wildlife! Happy trails!

8 months ago

First of all, this trail is not a loop from the Davidson River Rec area and is not 7.2 miles. We used the ranger station map to get to the trail head at Buckhorn Gap. We noticed on the map that if we got on the trail at Clawhammer Cove, just before BG, we could make a counter clockwise loop hike to the falls and add some distance. In reality, Twin Falls trail is an out and back of 4 miles from the BG trailhead. Getting on at Clawhammer Cove, about .2 before BG on the same access road, then picking up on Clawhammer Road, we could then run back in to Buckhorn Gap to the falls. That ended up making a nice loop of almost 6 miles. As we were walking back from the falls we found several nice spots get in the water and cool off before we got back to the car. Also, the falls are not marked well so be on the lookout for a short spur trail that will take you to them. You will hear them, but in summer they are hard to see without taking the spur. All in all, this loop route was very pleasant and not difficult at all. All of the trails were marked and we had no difficulty finding our way. We did this on a Monday and only saw 2 other people.

10 months ago

Loved this hike! I opted for the 4.5 mile hike that begins on the Avery creek trail (as opposed to the 7 mile loop hike). This trail was marked extremely well and followed the creek most of the way. There was even a mini waterfall with the perfect swimming hole near the beginning of the hike that provided us with the perfect way to cool down. I would definitely recommend this one!

11 months ago

Wanted a moderate trail to test out our new backpacking gear and this one was perfect! Incredible foliage and rhododendrons blooming. The creeks were beautiful and the falls were amazing. Found a nice little campsite off the Avery Creek Trail. Would definitely come back to this trail again!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Great moderate height. Love the falls!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Saw beautiful Spring Flowers including numbers of Jack in the pulpits, Dwarf Iris, Catesby Trilliums, and Showy Orchid and the Carolina Silver Bell trees were in bloom.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

I parked by the horse stables so the hike ends up being about 8 miles. If you start where I did, continue past the bridge and in about a half mile or so you will see a trail to the right. That will take you to Twin Falls... eventually! Beautiful creek that you follow most of the way with nice creek crossings that have been well made and don't distract from the beauty of nature!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Absolutely loved this hike, only ran into a few other hikers and was at the falls for over an hour with no one else around. Definitely a trail I will be going on again.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Great trail. Surprised to find the ranger station closed on the weekends. And the last bit of road to the trail head was closed (locked gate) so we parked at the lot by the horse stables and walked adding a little more mileage. The hike was beautiful.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Great trail and falls, the trail head for Twin Falls trail is well into the hike. The track depicted here starts at the stables. We followed the road we came in on (to the left) for a little over a half mile and then caught a trail to the right. From that point to the falls was a fun trail, crossing the creek several times, sometimes on stepping stones, but mostly on log bridges. This was a drought year, but the falls were still gorgeous. Taking the loop back, the first 1.2 miles is 95% uphill. Once you reach the road it is easy downhill on the road till you get back to the stables.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Finding the falls can be a little tricky. They are beautiful though and we were able to get really close.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Great hike and awesome falls! Drove up and down the gravel road looking for the "Twin Falls" trailhead --- never found it, so we accessed it from Buckhorn Gap. Mostly easy terrain, and the dog loved crossing all the creeks and bridges!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

This trail can be an out and back trail of approximately 4.2 miles or longer if you add in other trails. Make sure when you get to the first of the "Twin" waterfalls that you go across it and view the second waterfall 20 yards further on! Twin Falls are two different waterfalls next to each other! And from either the Buckhorn Gap or Avery Creek trail, watch out for the pretty, smaller waterfall shortly after you get on the Buckhorn trail or on the return trip near the end. You should be able to hear it and then see it. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Twin Falls is accessible from Buckhorn Gap trail. It's not evident when you start off on Buckhorn but rest assured you will come across the Twin Falls trail. Very nice little trail with walkways over the creek along the trail. Very cool for a family "adventure".

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Such a fun trail, watch for yellow jackets on the bridges!!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

we couldn't really find the loop but trail is awesome and follows stream entire time

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nice hike to the falls. I would not do the loop unless you like walking back on old forest road for about 2.5mi.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

To me, some of the most scenic hiking in Appalachia. Avery Creek Trail has you walking beside cascading waters in the front third of the hike. The Twin Falls leg is an amazing hike back and forth of the creek it creates to the base of the main cascade. Several "lovers laydowns" and even a campsite with fire ring at the base of the falls. Moderate terrain allowed me to focus on the many natural wonders along the way instead of footfalls and hiking technique. Enjoyable, spiritual hike.

Monday, February 29, 2016

We had to start our hike at the horse stable as the road was closed by the forest service.We hiked up the service road until we got to the trailhead. We immediately started descending to the creek, the trail follows the creek and you have many crossings of the creek on log walkways. We had our little dog so we would pick him up for each of these crossings..there must be at least a dozen!
We loved hiking beside the creek, the rushing water and cascades we wonderful.We were really surprised when we arrived at the falls...they are quite awesome! We were not expecting much so it was a real treat. We opted to hike on up to the forest service road, it was quite a pull! Hiked down the road for a bit until we got to the Buckhorn Gap marker. Got a little confused here, didn't know whether to continue on the forest service road or take a right turn down an old roadbed, we chose the forest service road and it ended up being the right choice. We hiked for about a half mile to the Clawhammer Cove trail.The trail descends again down to Avery Creek. And then back the way we came in. We did not realize that the Forest Service road could take us back to the Horse Stables, if we had known we probably would have stayed on the road because we were really tired. We thought this was going to be an easy hike and it is definitely not! At least not for seniors. The hike took us 5 hours to complete. We loved it but it was just too much for us, the pull up the hill to the service road did us in! We would certainly go again if we could park near the trailhead. We also would go out and back (not make the ascent to the service road )

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I did this trail with the Greeneville Tennessee Hiking Club. Ther e were 15 of us and had a great hike. Weather was cool, but perfect for hiking! It was a moderate terrain with lots of foot bridges. We ended up seeing a total of 4 falls...The Twin Falls, Avery Creek Falls and one that didn't have a name that we knew of, at least. Very enjoyable hike!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

It was very quiet and beautiful. Lots of foliage on the ground. Had a little difficulty getting figuring where to start.. We drove past the stables and started by the Avery creek trail (blue) - followed that to the orange markers - then to the yellow (for the falls) -- I wish someone would have mentioned if bringing big dogs be careful... There's several footbridges that aren't so easy for big dogs.. My Dutch Shep (60 lbs) did well - but my Malinois (95lbs) had a lot of issues as he's much bigger and heavier.. Some of the bridges are very narrow -- at one point we had to carry him across -- besides that it was very nice - not a lot of people on the trail which was the best part -- you can really enjoy the hike -- it's a very easy trail - mostly flat -- with a few uphills here and there -

Monday, September 07, 2015

Trail is well marked and fairly flat with just a couple of small hills. Three of the four members of the party had never been backpacking before so this was perfect.

We hiked up to a campsite located .1 from the right-side falls, 2.2 miles in from the trailhead. There's room for 3 or 4 tents.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

This is a very nice hike on a very well maintained trail. Most of the trail is wet, but there are foot bridges for just about every creek crossing. Much of the trail is also a horse trail, so it is wide and has a lot of clearance. If you hike the big loop, you need a map which is included in the link below. We hiked Avery Creek Trail(327), Buckhorn Gap Trail(103), Twin Falls up and back, Buckhorn Gap Trail(103), FS5058, Clawhammer Cove Trail(342), Avery Creek Trail(327). This is an easy to moderate hike. The falls are absolutely amazing after a nice rain.

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