Avery Creek Dog-Friendly Trail: This moderate hike offers a great opportunity for you and your pet to get out and explore Pisgah National Forest and see one of the roughly 200 waterfalls found near Brevard in Transylvania County. Avery Creek Falls is a great swimming hole and the cool, cold waters are a perfect way for your pup to cool off after running or hiking in the forest.
Directions from Brevard: Head north on US 276 – Pass the Pisgah District Ranger Station/Visitor Center parking lot – Proceed ½ mile and turn right on first gravel road (FS 477, signed for Pisgah Riding Stables). Continue 2.3 miles to Avery Creek trailhead, which has room for two vehicles on left. If this space is not available, proceed 0.3 miles further to the Buckhorn Gap (#103) trailhead, which has parking space on the right for six vehicles. Return to Avery Creek trailhead and proceed as below; or take Buckhorn Gap Trail approximately 0.6 miles to its intersection with Avery Creek Trail (0.5 miles upstream of the Avery Creek trailhead) and take a right onto Avery Creek Road. Traverse the gravel road past the Horse Stables to the Buckhorn Gap parking area on the right, roughly 1.2 miles up the road. Hike Buckhorn down to Avery Creek Trail to the creek where the waterfall awaits.