Buckhorn Gap Trail

At A Glance

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4.6 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 4.6 (More Difficult)
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Orange
Trail Number: 103

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.

This trail also crosses into these trailhead areas:


Several creek crossings on lower end. Log bridges. Cove hardwood/dense hemlock forests w/ some huge hemlocks. Intersects short spur to Twin Falls (highly recommended). Intersects Avery Creek trail. Trail has recently undergone extensive re-engineering and repairs. Beyond Twin Falls, trail is a sidehill climb on old roadbeds. Intersects & follows gravel roads to reach the Gap. Int. w/ Black Mountain trail at Buckhorn Gap.

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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:

Buckhorn Gap - Buckhorn Gap to S. Mills River Tr.

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
  • Length: 1.79 mi

Buckhorn Gap - Clawhammer Road to Buckhorn Gap

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking
  • Length: 0.31 mi

Buckhorn Gap - Twin Falls to Clawhammer Rd.

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
  • Length: 0.72 mi

Buckhorn Gap - Twin Falls Lower to Upper

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
  • Length: 519 ft

Buckhorn Gap - Avery Creek to Twin Falls Lower

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
  • Length: 0.71 mi

Buckhorn Gap - Avery Creek Crossing

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

Buckhorn Gap - FS 475 to Avery Creek

  • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
  • Length: 0.92 mi

Total Calculated Length: 4.54 mi

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

Intersecting Trails

  • Avery Creek
  • Twin Falls
  • Black Mountain
  • South Mills River
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