Bear Branch Loop Trail

EASY 2 reviews
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Bear Branch Loop Trail is a 3.6 mile loop trail located near Arden, North Carolina that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles 620 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



fly fishing


mountain biking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running




wild flowers


Decent trail for mountain biking or hiking through forest near N. Mills River.

2 months 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!

mountain biking
5 years ago

OK trail for hiking or mountain biking.