Bent Creek Network: Wolf Branch Loop

MODERATE 101 reviews
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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.

7.3 miles
1003 feet

dogs on leash




mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


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.

2 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.

2 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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Long but great

mountain biking
7 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.

7 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Nice Hike, but way to much mountain bikers.

mountain biking
11 months ago

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.

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.

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.

mountain biking
Saturday, January 03, 2015

A very nice system of trails. Choose easy or hard trails. My favorite by far is Ingles Field Gap and Deer Lake Lodge.

mountain biking
Saturday, December 20, 2014

Great place for mountain biking if you're looking for some place close to Asheville. Has trails for just about every kind of rider...up hill climbs as well as some really fun downhill runs.

mountain biking
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bent Creek is a great place to go biking on beginner or advanced singletrack trails. There are lots of trails to choose from, but be sure to have a map if you've never been here before.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gorgeous and wicked fun area to bike around. Greenslick is a great technical downhill that is a little different and sometimes even more difficult every time I've ridden it! The trails are maintained exceptionally well and it has never in my experience been crowded because of the sheer amount of trails. The trail maps are pretty unhelpful, however, ask for directions and just explore!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Beautiful area. For my first time on these trails it was a little confusing as the bike trails didn't seem to be marked clearly in a lot of places...compared to other trails I've been on. But, we had a great time riding in the area.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 25, 2013

This is one great mountain bike park. I did a few of the trails- Wolf Branch, Ingles Field Gap, and Greens Lick. You can make endless bike loops through here, but be sure to hit Greens Lick. It is an awesome technical downhiller that will thrill even the most hardcore mountain biker. There is also a lake and campground. The NC Arberetum is nearby. Very nice system of trails and easily accessible to Asheville, NC.

mountain biking
Friday, August 26, 2011

OMG. Beautiful trails. Well marked. Some easy some technical. These trails are the reason we traveled to this area.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This is not a trail but a park.
The trails range from hiking to Mountain biking from beginner to expert level. It includes lake Powhatan and a small river for fishing. The lake itself has a small beach for swimming in.
The area gets high traffic during weekends and holidays since it is the closest trail system to Asheville NC but the trails are maintained and usually very flowy.
All in all it's a great spot for a good ride.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nice lake, easy walk.

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