FR 477, Avery Creek Road, is closed beyond the Pisgah horse stables due to a landslide that occurred during the recent rains. This slide appears to have happened in the same spot as an earlier slide from the rains in late 2004. From the looks of the pictures posted in various forums, it will be closed for a while.
This closure affects access to the Buckhorn Gap, Bennett Gap, and Avery Creek trails. Right now it looks like it’s possible to hike or ride the closed portion of the road but this will likely change when/if the Forest Service starts doing work on it.