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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.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 337 ft 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
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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.

NC Division of Forest Resources. 1-828-251-6509

From Hendersonville, NC take Hwy 64 West. Just outside Brevard, NC, take Hwy 276 North, past the Ranger Station and Looking Glass Falls. Pink Beds Recreation area and the start of the trail, is on the right just north of the Cradle of Forestry.

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Istvan Karsai
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Aaron Pollak
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Muddy with mosquitoes but no rain

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Dan Haas
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WalkingGreat!

Great trail, hiked on Labor Day and it was awesome. Not much mud, not much traffic ( on the trail ) just a really nice and relatively easy trail. Good way to spend the day !

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Bernadette Mitchell
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Andrea Schechter
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Figure 8 loop. Pretty late summer wildflowers. Muddy

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John Hester
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Kevin Blewitt
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Gregory Mills
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Beautiful flowers on the way, if ya take the time to really look. Wear hiking shoes to deal with the mud, and beware of rattlers!

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Douglas Rose
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Graham Hays
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Diane Bryson
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Steve Klingel
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A bit muddy.

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Sally Klingel
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Beautiful! Great but pretty muddy in areas.

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Meredith C
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HikingBlowdownMuddy

Muddy in areas, but a great trail. Looked at a few campsites for later.

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Tamara Barker
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Nature tripsGreat!

Easy nature walk with tons of wild Flowers. Passed a hand full of travelers with pets!

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Tom Monaghan
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Great trail. Some muddy places due to mountain biking. Saw a large rattle snake.

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James Polka
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No scenic views but nice easy hike.

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Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke
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Very Muddy but a nice walk

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Joann Menzer
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Loved the first 1/3. Because of all the rain the middle 1/3 was a miserable muddy bog. Last 1/3 was really cool. Sandy then dirt path. Beautiful flora.

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Edward Harper
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I enjoyed the hike you do need good shoes it is muddy in places

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Russ LeDonne
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8/3/20 - Monday: started with clouds. Went counterclockwise, and walked into pouring rain and thunder at the halfway point. Lots of mud and big puddles. Boardwalks were very slippery in the rain. Shaded and varied terrain. Some beautiful fern areas and numerous creeks. Beautiful, easy walk.

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Tiffany Jones
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Absolutely need waterproof boots!! It was a very wet, muddy trail with lots of creek crossings. Some pretty wildflowers, but overall nothing special. We do always enjoy playing in the creeks & there was definitely plenty of that!

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Jessica King
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HikingMuddy

What a beautiful walk! No elevation changes or views, but gorgeous fern forests and meadows along the way. Lots of stream crossings along the way, too. We encountered SO MUCH MUD so be prepared to have muddy, wet shoes if it's rained much at all.

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Amanda Thompson
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jessica petersen
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HikingMuddy

Wonderful hike, a little muddy in places, but overall wonderful trek through nature. Took my teenage nieces and nephews and my 73 year old mother. Would definitively do again!

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Victoria Gailey
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Really wonderful walk through the woods. Nice long, beautifully maintained trail. Lots of creek crossing but all with volunteer laid plank or bridge. And two gorgeous loooong plank boardwalks. One on the cut through and one if you go right on the loop (or at the end of you go clockwise).

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Lori Rowe
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Loved this hike! Beautiful and varied plant life! Just didn’t like the timber rattle snake we had to walk by

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Hayley Powell
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HikingMuddy

This trail is dog and beginner hiker friendly! It’s conveniently located, and there is a parking lot /picnic area. I highly recommend this trail

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