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Best trails in Powhatan Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Powhatan Recreation Area, North Carolina? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Powhatan Recreation Area ranging from 3.1 to 5.3 miles and from 2,158 to 3,277 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Bent Creek Network: Wolf Branch Loop
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Bent Creek Recreational Area features many trails ranging from beginner to expert. Dogs are also able to use these trails but must be kept on a leash. The Park includes a small stream and a larger lakShow more
#2 - Hard Times Road Trail
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Hard Times Road Trail is a 7.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#3 - Bent Creek Network: Ingles Field Gap Loop Trail
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
Bent Creek Network: Ingles Field Gap Loop Trail is a 7.1 mile loop trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a numberShow more
#4 - Pine Tree Loop
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Pine Tree Loop is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able Show more
#5 - Shut-In Trail
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 7 h 50 m
Shut-In Trail is a 15.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Candler, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and Show more
#6 - Bent Creek Network: Wolf Branch Loop Trail
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Short, fast downhill form Ledford Branch rd.Show more
#7 - Explorer Loop
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Explorer Loop is a 4.4 mile loop trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, aShow more
#8 - Bent Creek Network: Rice Pinnacle - Ledford Loop
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
Bent Creek Network: Rice Pinnacle - Ledford Loop is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skilShow more
#9 - Bent Creek Educational Forest Trail
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 47 m
Bent Creek Educational Forest Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Arden, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a Show more
#10 - Greens Lick Trail
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
Greens Lick Trail is a 7.3 mile out and back trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and offers a number of activity options.Show more
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