Bennett Gap Trail

At A Glance

Moderate

2.9 mi one-way

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

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.

Hikes That Use This Trail: Ridgewalk

Description

Excellent ridgetop views of Looking Glass Rock, Cedar Rock, and the Davidson River valley. Mixed hardwoods on wide part of ridge and in gap. Dry pine-oak forests on narrow part of ridge. Cliff-top views on ridge. There are some sheer drop-offs right beside the trail near intersection with Perry Cove trail so use caution there.

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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:
  • Length: 0.75 mi

Bennett Gap - Overlook Rock to Coontree

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.58 mi

Bennett Gap - Coontree W to E

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.59 mi

Bennett Gap - Coontree E. to Avery Creek Rd.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.02 mi

Total Calculated Length: 2.94 mi

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

Intersecting Trails

  • Perry Cove
  • Coontree Loop
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