Bent Creek Recreational Area Trail

MODERATE 70 reviews
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Bent Creek Recreational Area Trail is a 7.4 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 best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1250 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 located near Arden NC. 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.

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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.

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3 months ago

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.

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mountain biking
4 months ago

I have done this trail many time it's a tough uphill and a fun downhill

hiking
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