Bennett Gap Trail

At A Glance


2.9 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 2.9
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: Red
Trail Number: 138


Most people ride this downhill, and for good reason - it's a blast, with a mix of technical and flowing sections. Some sections near the intersection with Perry Cove Trail have nearly sheer drop-offs on the downhill side of the (very technical) trail, so watch out there.

Near the top, there area excellent ridgetop views of Looking Glass Rock, Cedar Rock, and the Davidson River valley. This trail is often shuttled since either end connects to FS 477, but do yourself a solid and earn your descent by riding up the road instead of driving.

Intersecting Trails

  • Perry Cove
  • Coontree Loop
  • 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:

    Bennett Gap to Overlook Rock

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.75 mi

    Bennett Gap - Overlook Rock to Coontree

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.58 mi

    Bennett Gap - Coontree W to E

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.59 mi

    Bennett Gap - Coontree E. to Avery Creek Rd.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 1.02 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 2.94 mi

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



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