Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in Powhatan Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Found a parking spot near the trail head. It was a lovely walk with lots to see in early spring. First half is all uphill. Gravel road calls for hard soled hiking shoes not sneakers.

Relaxing hike close to Asheville NC. The hike up is moderately challenging with a few views from the woods. The trip down is mostly along an old fire access road with nicer views, but is quite easy and a bit boring.

Really liked this one. Very pretty. Trails were super well-maintained. Markers say “more difficult” but it’s really not bad at all

mountain biking
4 months ago

Great trail, it has everything. The climb from the Pinnacle Rice parking lot is just about 5 miles all uphill. The descent is challenging or thrilling depending on your definition of fun! I’m in-between, probably ride the brakes too much but I ride to enjoy another ride!

Not many hikers and only a few hikers. Very easy hike.

Have walked these trails numerous times while living in the Asheville area. Nice area to spend an afternoon.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Excellent little trail with a variety of alternative trails that connect to this one. Most of these trails allow mountain biking so if you are planning to hike this area be ready to deal with the bikers. I did notice a couple of the trails are dedicated to hiking only, this is not one.

Beautiful trails up to Ingles field. This was and will be a repeat Trail for me.

Nice hike. Variety of routes. Watch out for mountain bikers...

Nice Hike, but way to much mountain bikers.

Great non-technical climb that peaks at 5 miles from from the parking area. The downhill is fast and has a few spots that require concentration including a few constructed jumps. The jumps can be avoided for those that want to keep their wheels on the ground. At over 12 miles and 1,800+ feet of climbing this is a great workout.

It's a nice hike, although there is really no scenery. My biggest complaint is that once you get to the top, you're basically walking on a road for two miles. This would be a much better trail for mountain biking or if you just wanted to exercise rather. If going in the summer, be advised that there will be a LOT of people on this and surrounding trails.

We wanted a short hike but found no trail maps and paths in many directions that made it confusing. Great trail but suggest better trail markers or maps.

mountain biking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I have done this trail many time it's a tough uphill and a fun downhill

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Good trail. Watch out for the bikers.

Monday, March 06, 2017

haha, Todd. yes, this is meant for downhill mountain biking.

Frequent favorite of ours. Brought our little one here beginning around 4yrs old. Just be careful with the little ones around the small bridge, where they love to throw rocks and leaves into the stream below. It doesn't have any railings. Our kiddo took a header off the bridge & got four stitches.

Pleasant hike, very peaceful.

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Nice hike through the trees with some pretty creek views.

Not much for views but a nice hike

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

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Beautiful trail but that is not something you will enjoy if you are out of shape. Going clock wise is straight up 100 degrees and humid. Better suited to bikers going counter clockwise. Bring rain gear we got soaked. Water but no falls and no views. This is a bike trail. Ccw is maybe better Gradual incline and a steep decline. Good luck. FML. Going to get beer

Good hike, to much gravel road. Lots of bikers.

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

This is a favorite trail! It's easy but does have a couple of inclines which make for a good workout! There are lots of bike on this trail so Heads up!

Monday, June 06, 2016

yeah nice

niceeeeeee place

awesome place for mountain bike

Pretty, easy to moderate trail, with a few soft inclines. Well marked but crossroads might be a little confusing at times.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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

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