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Hard Times Loop is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Arden, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 505 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Running Forest River
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Start at Hardtimes Road, turn left at BCT (Bent Creek Trail), follow all the way to just before the parking lot near Arboretum entrance. Turn Right at HTR (Hard Times Road), follow trail past Owl Ridge, Shut-In, Rocky Cove and South Ridge until arriving at bridge just before Hard Times Spur/ BCT. Turn Right at Hard Times Spur/ BCT. Shortly after, turn left on Hardtimes Road toward parking lot starting point. Run route counter-clockwise to front-load elevation.

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Eileen Smith
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Avelino Alicea
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Kayliegh Hill
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zoe manickam
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high traffic

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Margie Serri
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Beautiful but mostly walking on gravel roads.

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Kimberly Renick Flood
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Nikole Isabel
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Thomas Tucker
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Steve Kint
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Steve Kint
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Steve Kint
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Steve Kint
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Bill Reeves
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Megan Shiou
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Marty Mulligan
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Kayliegh Hill
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Meg Mcgarvey
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John Fletcher
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Scott Goneke
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Todd Knox
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Annie Cummins
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Bob Jackson
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Brian Levering
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Stephen Alltrails Lalla
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Rhonda Wise
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Laura Lowe
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Davis Gammill
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Hannah Turner
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Hannah Turner
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Bailly Wagner
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