Pink Beds Trail

EASY 47 reviews
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Pink Beds Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Brevard, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.6 miles 331 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Nice, relatively flat hike along stream bed, Numerous clearings. From the Pink Beds Parking lot, take the trail east. The start of the trail is clearly marked and the route is easy to follow by the orange markings on trees along the way. The trail criss-crosses the stream frequently on well maintained foot bridges. The 4.5 mile trek is relatively flat and numerous clearings are encountered for wildlife viewing.

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19 days ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Easy hiking trail. Watch out for bears ;).

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2 months ago

Very nice trail through forests and meadows. You can see beaver dams on this trail.

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2 months ago

Nothing special in particular but a flat trail, good length, great for a hike with a dog

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike, with lots to see. Great day hike.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

What an outstanding trail in WNC!!!
The trail has very little elevation change considering the overall length.
I would guess 65% of the trail is shaded - which really helps on an August hike
We only passed a dozen hikers (and that accounts for the 4 legged trekkers too.)

Colors were great even in late summer - both plants and insects.

3 months ago

Good easy 5 mile hike.

3 months ago

Great taste of hiking in WNC for out-of-towners. Almost no elevation gain. Lots of marshes with beaver work (and a boardwalk that improves at each visit), and lots of rhododendron and mountain laurel jungle. Beautiful part of PNF.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

My husband and I hiked it today. There was a huge storm earlier which made it mushy in places. Really interesting to be in a very wet, silent forest. Loved it. Pretty much as described. It's easy, long, could be obstacles. The marking were clear. I recommend it.

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

First off, the loop is 6.5 miles long. Second, don't trust gps for directions. The trail head is at the pink beds picnic area! Not down the gravel forest service road!
It's a nice easy hike. Brought my dog. He navigated all the bridges just fine. Parts of the trail were flooded. But nothing so bad you'd soak your feet. Bring bug spray! Mosquitos everywhere. I went very early (7am) and avoided the crowds. A nice hike despite not being very exciting.

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6 months ago

A very flat and easy hike. Not much in the way of views. The path crosses over several creeks.

7 months ago

Great trail for a long, but easy walk.

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7 months ago

We hiked Pink Beds yesterday and had high hopes of seeing the Rhododendron in bloom but unfortunately the bloom had already come and gone. There was, however, plenty of Mountain Laurel. We were also taken back by all of the ferns!
The hike itself is relatively flat. The difficulty lies in the length which is listed as about 5 miles. I am confident that is a wrong statement, it is easily 6-6 1/2 miles.The trail is in good shape but I would certainly reccomend wearing hiking boots because of the wetness and the roots that you will encounter along the trail. There were lots of nice new bridges and wooden walkways, the trail is blazed orange and is fairly well marked..there are two or three places where you can make a wrong turn so be alert and aware of where you are headed. It is also possible to cut the length in half by taking a different trail that cuts across the center just take the blue blazed trail after you have gone about a mile.

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Very pleasant hike through the forest. We hoped to see the flowers in bloom, but were to early in the season. Also very nice picnic area.