Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Folk Art Center to Haw Creek Overlook

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Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Folk Art Center to Haw Creek Overlook is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
823 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The hike begins at Folk Art Center on the Mountains-to Sea Trail heading North to an area just above the Haw Creek Valley Overlook. The hike is a steady up hill climb to the top of the mountain above Haw Creek Valley. Trail follows Blue Ridge Parkway roadway North from Folk Art Center MP 382.0 to mountain just above Haw Creek Valley Overlook MP 380. There is a lot of roadway noise on this trail from traffic traveling on the Parkway. Lots of wild mushrooms and some wildflowers.

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if you can get out and hike in the snow it is a winter wonderland..parkway is closed so park at gate and walk in to trail or stay on parkway..beautiful!!!

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always something different to see with the changing seasons..we headed towards the Folk Art Center and then trek to Rattlesnake Lodge..great hike with changing elevations. Bring water for you and your 4 legged friend although you can get water at Folk Art Center

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Loved the trail ... close to the road but well marked ...

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