Bennet Gap - Perry Cove Loop

Perry Cove – Bennett Gap Loop

  • Elevation Gain 1135′
  • Distance: 4.1 miles

Bennet Gap Trail is accessed off Avery Creek Road near Brevard. The trail ascends 1135 feet to the gap. We climbed clockwise to the gap to the junction of Perry Cove Trail. Perry Cove Trail descends rapidly back to the road.

The first 1/2 mile or so ascends to the ridge top and the majority of the hike is spend running the ridge top. In the winter, you can see off both sides and down into the valleys and hollows that are hidden by undergrowth in the summertime.

Some of our Perry Cove / Bennet Gap Hikes:

Bennet Gap Loop

We parked on the Avery Creek Forestry road near Brevard and began our hike clockwise up Bennet Gap Trail. It was a bluebird day with temperatures in the upper 40’s. The beginning of the trail down along the creek was icy, but that soon gave way as we climbed higher. We intersected the Coon Tree … Continue reading Bennet Gap Loop

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Bennet Gap - Perry Cove Loop

Perry Cove – Bennett Gap Loop

Elevation Gain 1135′ Length: 4.1 miles Bennet Gap Trail is accessed off Avery Creek Road near Brevard. The trail ascends 1135¬†feet to the gap. We climbed clockwise to the gap to the junction of Perry Cove Trail. Perry Cove Trail descends rapidly back to the road. The first 1/2 mile or so ascends to the … Continue reading Perry Cove – Bennett Gap Loop

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