Bent Creek Educational Forest Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews
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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 number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles
141 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

2 months ago

I started on the beach side. $2 to park there if the free lot is full. At the beach go right or left and follow the Homestead trail (orange). there are some crossings that aren't signed well so use this app to find the right way.

7 months ago

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

Monday, January 23, 2017

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.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

This trail is pretty and has a lake that is open to the public during the summer months. There is also a small dam on one side of the lake that is pretty cool. Some of the trails are not marked and if you don't know the area it can be a bit confusing. This area is very popular for MTN biking in WNC.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

wasn't very impressed with this trail, it can be overly used with many sections crossing over mountain bike trails. however, its easy to access & there is a nice swimming area along it--however, i'm not entirely sure it's open to the public...

mountain biking
Friday, September 17, 2010

First time at Bent Creek and had a great time. Drove from Charlotte, NC and took 2hr to get there. You could spend 2 days exploring the trails and I would recommend doing that. Great climbs and downhills. What I like most was I did the 12 miles in one big loop. A lot of trails here in Charlotte are small 1 to 3 mile loops in one area. I will be back for an overnight Only one negative I could come up with... there arent a lot of views of the mountainsides. Great for a hot summer day.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Popular with Mt. bikers. Easy to get a little turned around.

10 months ago

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

recorded Biggie

trail running
Sunday, October 30, 2016

recorded Longer Loop

Friday, May 06, 2016

recorded Daily

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

recorded with Ananya Sep 1st 2013

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Friday, May 24, 2013