Pink Beds Trail

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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.

3 days ago

Fun trail with cool bridges and boardwalks. It is longer than advertised at 5.2 miles compared to the posted 4.6. There are some sections with many roots so be careful with those ankles.

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8 days ago

Great trail for kids and families! Our 5 yo girl even hiked with us and loved it.

TONS of room for the littles to RUN and RUN and RUN!! Multiple grills and picnic tables and even an indoor potty! We didn't even do the trails. Our 3 year old enjoyed just being able to run and the grown ups enjoyed watching from the picnic tables :) We visited for the first time on an unusually warm January day so there was lots of room, but I could definitely see this place getting crowded in the warm months! We will absolutely picnic here in the future!

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3 months ago

Easy hiking trail. Watch out for bears ;).

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3 months ago

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

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3 months ago

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

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3 months ago

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

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4 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.

4 months ago

Good easy 5 mile hike.

5 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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6 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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7 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.