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 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.