Avery Creek Trail

At A Glance


3.2 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 3.2
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: Blue
Trail Number: 327
Rides That Use This Trail: Black Mountain


Most prefer to make this a descent - you can use gravel roads in the area to do the climbing. Touches up with FS 5057 making connections over to Buckhorn Gap possible. Very steep, rocky, and technical at the northwest end. Passes through a thinly forested, logged area. Great descent from there; becomes more of a standard creekside trail at the southeast end. It's a nice creek with a fairly large waterfall visible below the trail at one point. Watch for dead hemlocks. There are some nice rhododendron groves and several log bridges. Makes for a bunch of loop options in the area.

Intersecting Trails

  • Black Mountain
  • Buckhorn Gap
  • Buckwheat Knob
  • Club Gap
  • This trail is located in the Davidson River area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Davidson River trails list page.

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    Trail Segments

    Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

    Avery Creek - Crossing to Buckwheat Knob

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 2.34 mi

    Buckhorn Gap - Avery Creek Crossing

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 68 ft

    Avery Creek - FS 475 to Avery Creek Crossing

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.83 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 3.19 mi

    This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.



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