Carolina Mountain Trail

EASY 29 reviews

Carolina Mountain Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

The Carolina Mountain Trail passes through pine, mixed hardwood and ericaceous forest types. A short connector trail runs from a dry stack stone overlook to the Greenhouse parking area. The Arboretum recently increased its personal vehicle parking fee to $14 in order to help sustain new and future upgrades at the Arboretum.

18 days ago

Nice trail. No great mountain views, but a nice walk.

easy nice trail. only went 20 minutes out because of park closing. free for vets on veterans day!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for beginners. The Carolina Trail by itself is super easy. Small hill on Running Cedar Rd but still easy. Definitely make your way to Bent Creek Trail. It’s also easy but has the best scenery by the creek and provides benches if you want to rest and take it all in.

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2 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

I would recommend running on this trail. It is very nice with convenient connections to both Bent Creek Road and the Gardens at the arboretum, because of this it is a really convenient way to connect to longer trails such as Hard Times Road.

hiking
6 months ago

I highly recommend this trail for anyone wanting a moderate hiking trail with a beautiful destination. The well maintained trail winds through the woods and leads to the NC Arboretum.

9 months ago

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10 months ago

A favorite of ours; good for my 5yr old.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Nice trail. Easy for my elderly mastiff to amble. Better signage would be nice, as there are several trails and we managed to hit every single one, so the 1-2 miles we had planned became over 8 since I give a poor sense of direction and apparently my map-reading skills are poor. Still, it was a very enjoyable afternoon.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

A nice nature trail inside the beautiful NC Arboretum, with interpretive displays and including a little elevation change.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

walking
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Beautiful Gentle Well kept