Bent Creek Network: Wolf Branch Loop is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,003 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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 lake for fishing. Easy trail around a beautiful mountain lake.

walking
30 days ago

Trail i is used for mountain biking so pay attention. Many root systems to watch out for. A very pleasant well maintained trail. Views are normal Forrest views. But I only walked in a mile or so.

30 days ago

Great walk through the forest. Was expecting an overlook view once I got to the top but there wasn’t one. Be careful of the mountain bikers! On a busy day it could be dangerous

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great single track in most spots especially after the long climb up Pinnacle road. I missed a couple of turns, some areas lacked markers. Overall, awesome ride.

2 months ago

Great trail, look forward to doing it again.

3 months ago

Half the trail is pea gravel. The other half is over rocks and stumps. It’s intense. Good ride.

mountain biking
3 months ago

The area is nice for mountain biking. There’s quite a network of trails, some harder than others. Good for a day of riding when DuPont is not an option.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail for mountain biking! (And, there is heavy bike traffic.) I was walking and trail running. Parts of this trail are on a gravel road. Look at photos so you know what you're getting into. No mountain views. Wooded forest area. What I found most cool is that this trail goes through the Bent Experimental Forest (Pisgah National Forest), and there were interpretive signs explaining various types of forest management: single tree selection, group selection, clear cut, etc. If you are interested in forest management practices, definitely check this network of trails out. The loop I did (see recorded) provided a 4.2 mile walk. In retrospect, the descent at the end was fairly hard (on my knees!), and I wouldn't choose to do it that way again. I should have consulted the topography better before selecting the route.

hiking
4 months ago

The trail through dense woods, did not provide many scenic views, and is mostly used by mountain bikers. The bike traffic made for hiking uncomfortable at times and I expected more views of the surrounding hills.

4 months ago

This trail takes you through a beautiful forest. It is easy, quiet, and lovely.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Long but great

mountain biking
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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.

Monday, October 23, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Nice Hike, but way to much mountain bikers.

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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.

Friday, May 05, 2017

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, October 23, 2016

Pleasant hike, very peaceful.

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Nice hike through the trees with some pretty creek views.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Not much for views but a nice hike

Thursday, August 11, 2016

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

Monday, June 06, 2016

niceeeeeee place

Monday, June 06, 2016

awesome place for mountain bike

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I've been here a few times when I visit Asheville. Always beautiful trails from easy to challenging, the run is always gorgeous.

camping
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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mountain biking
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Love the Greens Lick off of Pint Tree. Downhill trail you better be ready. If it is raining it can be treacherously fun.

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