Buckeye Gap Loop Trail

Moderate to Strenuous 5.1 mile loop

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An elevation change of 400 feet .

This is a vigorous hike that will take you over a variety of terrain including grassy paths, old logging roads and unimproved town roadways. This will test your hiking stamina and give you a great hike.

Beginning at Beech Mountain Parkway Trail head you will follow Smoketree Trail until it connects with Red Fox/Arrowhead Trail at Pinnacle Ridge Road. Follow the red arrows along this trail. You have not hiked 2 miles.  

From here you will follow Red Fox down to its intersection with Grassy Gap Trail, which turn left left into the woods, you will be hiking beside the creek at times. Shortly, you will reach the lower trailhead of Grassy Gap Trail. At Grassy Gap Creek Road, near the water treatment plant driveway, you will have hiked 4.5 miles. To continue, follow toward Buckeye Lake. Shortly, turn left on Deergrass out to Pinnacle Ridge Road, a distance of 6/10 of a mile.

A vigorous uphill hike that would allow you to return to your starting point.