Bennett Gap Trail

At A Glance


2.9 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 2.9 (Moderate)
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: Red
Trail Number: 138
Hikes That Use This Trail: Ridgewalk

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.


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, and it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Perry Cove
  • Coontree Loop
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