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Buck Springs Trail
- Distance: 6.2 Miles One Way
- Total Elevation Gain: 1800′ (Elevation Change: 1100′)
- Difficulty: Moderate
This trail travels from the back of the Pisgah Inn down to Hw6 276 just above the pink beds (1.5 miles from the Cradle of Forestry). The entire trail is listed as 6.2 miles one way.
We have never done the entire trail. However, it is a very nice walk before or after dinner at Pisgah Inn. The trail runs along just behind the restaurant and travels steeply downhill to Hwy 276. During the spring there are loads of wildflowers … mainly, bloodroot and trillium.
Our Previous Hikes
We were staying at the Inn and wanted to do a small little walk after breakfast. We weren’t in the market for a strenuous hike, and this trail gives the advantage of being able to bite off little bits without and a really big commitment. We started at the hitching post and walked nearly a […]
I parked in the first parking lot for Pisgah Mountain off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Buck Springs trail is easily marked and is very easy for beginners. The overlook is only about 500 feet from the beginning of the trailhead. There are benches there and it is a nice place to sit and read. […]