Pink Beds Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Brevard, 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.

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 337 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

Nice, relatively flat hike along stream bed, Numerous clearings. From the Pink Beds Parking lot, take the trail east. The start of the trail is clearly marked and the route is easy to follow by the orange markings on trees along the way. The trail criss-crosses the stream frequently on well maintained foot bridges. The trek is relatively flat and numerous clearings are encountered for wildlife viewing.

rocky
11 days ago

Mountain biked. Graded as easy. Way too many roots. The pink bed loop does not show for mountain biking the entire way. 2.5 miles into trail you come to a cross trail. Both directions at that point show trails only for hikers. We continued on the pink bed loop trail to complete the loop even though may have only been for hikers the last 3.5 miles. Definitely more for hiking!

hiking
1 month ago

Fun and easy hike.

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muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
2 months ago

Nice trail, was super muddy when we went but also a lot of snow. Trail markings weren’t the greatest. But definitely a trail worth going on! (Very dog friendly)

hiking
3 months ago

// trail run

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muddy
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Well marked, easy to hike trail. One area with 2 downed trees that requires crawling over. Lots of people walking their dogs.

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muddy
3 months ago

Like one person said, pretty different than other pisgah trails . Really craggy and nice to walk . It gives me a Florida coast trail vibe almost. Does not feel like winter time since theres constant green on the trail.

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muddy
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great flat(ish) trail. Fairly well kept with nice River crossings.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty muddy after all the rain. Nice quiet hike through bogs. Nice picnic area.

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muddy
4 months ago

Muddy but fun. Good simple hiking.

Some ice in spots and a couple of trees down but neither were a problem. A side trip on the Barnett Branch Trail were well worth the added elevation and gave us winter views of Pisgah Inn and Pisgah Tower.

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closed
5 months ago

See pic I posted on where the tree is down and impassable.

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice hike, after all the climbing to see waterfalls and mountain vistas this hike is a nice breath of fresh air. Walked in late fall and as many have noted it is a wet and sometimes muddy trail. Good shoes are a must as it is filled with tree roots. Very few ascents and descents but enough to know your getting a little workout.

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muddy
6 months ago

Easy trail through low land swampy area. Very different than most other trails in Pisgah. Good for someone not interested in lots of vertical. The path is quite worn and "rooty" is some areas.

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muddy
6 months ago

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muddy
6 months ago

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muddy
6 months ago

Crisp morning for a hike! It was great! Well maintained except for the mud. But that was to be expected after the rains earlier this week. A great trail for me to get back into hiking after a long hot summer.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy 6 mile hike. It was sprinkling on and off today so the grounds were wet and there were lots of puddles. But even so, the trails are very well maintained and it was beautiful with the change of leaves. We finished it in 2 1/2 hours with a moderate pace.

hiking
7 months ago

Pink Beds Loop is a Nice well maintained trail, quiet and flat. Dogs loved swimming in the river. However I did encounter a swarm of yellow jackets or bees of some sort and got stung a lot! Watch out!

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muddy
7 months ago

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muddy
7 months ago

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7 months ago

I don’t think this trail should be marked EASY. I am an experienced hiker and even though the trail doesn’t have a lot of elevation gain it has a lot of exposed roots for the vast majority of the hike and is 6 miles. If you are an advanced age hiker just be aware. It’s more like EASY PLUS. It is really pretty especially the wetland boardwalk portions. You should start by going straight past the first sign for the loop that way the boardwalk sections are first and the route will be less rooted toward the end. 2 large yellow jacket nests In the ground. Listen for them. I hiked it in 2 1/2 hours.

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muddy
7 months ago

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7 months ago

this is a great trail. Took grandchildren and they really had a great time

hiking
9 months ago

six mile loop ,muddy but nothing you can't manage . no snakes that I seen today ,pretty mushrooms and Wilde flowers

hiking
9 months ago

Did this one and enjoyed it a lot! It was pretty muddy but if you have the right shoes, it’s no problem. Beautiful flowers and plants, and pretty running creeks along the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Fun easy trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of stream crossings, great for our hot furry friends.

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