Explore the best trails near Arden with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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trail locations for Arden, North Carolina
2 days ago

Parking across the road from Horse camp entrance and trail head is right there to left of the entrance gate. Trail is blazed blue in trees at intersections. Starts to get a little steeper before you encounter the road. Turn right into road and it will bring you back down to the forest road, turn right again and it's about .25 mile or so back to trailhead. Nice, easy and very quiet. On the way back down on the road, there is a turn to the right that goes uphill, I did not explore where this leads but went up a little ways for some decent views. Enjoy!

hiking
1 month ago

I love the history of this trail. Only had enough time to cover four miles before I had to turn around. I would rate it as moderate but definitely broke a sweat on a cool day. Not a lot of views because of trees but I want to go back in the spring when the mountain laurel are in full bloom!

Pleasant hike, very peaceful.

Nice hike through the trees with some pretty creek views.

Not much for views but a nice hike

hiking
3 months ago

Great single track trail. Steep but good long trail

Favorite place in the world. It's a "choose your own adventure" with all the optional trails. You can do 4, 6, 8, or 9 mile loops with ease. Great trail running

trail running
5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I started hiking near the NC Arboretum and hiked for a few hours before returning to the car. The trail followed the road. The first few miles were a test of my conditioning. Very enjoyable half day hike.

I love this place

niceeeeeee place

awesome place for mountain bike

8 months ago

It's was okay. Not scenic but served the purpose

8 months ago