Pink Beds Trail

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Pink Beds Trail is a 4.6 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
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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 4.5 mile trek is relatively flat and numerous clearings are encountered for wildlife viewing.

7 days ago

Well maintained, easy to navigate, level trail. Trail is easy to find and well marked from the road with large parking area. The loop is 5.3 miles, according to sign at start of the trail. Could easily take dogs or kids!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Hiked this track 10/13 along with some adjoining trails Love scenery especially along the S Mill river

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1 month ago

Nice loop with two distinct halves. Eastern half stays close to South Fork of Mills River and has a wetland/riverside feel; also features some nice boardwalks. Western half has a little more up and down and has more of a foothills feel. Somewhat popular because it is one of the few fairly flat hikes of significant length in the area. On the harder side of easy due to the length. Overall, a very nice and fairly easy day hike.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great afternoon hike.

2 months ago

Very easy trail, great for beginners and kids. Nice relaxing stroll through the woods with pretty meadows and flowers.

2 months ago

Took just under 3 hours and we had our 8 year old with us. Very pretty views.

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2 months ago

4 months ago

Great trail. The whole loop takes about 2 hrs. 45 min. to hike it. A little muddy in some spots. On Strava it log 5.1 miles and we did the loop counter clockwise.

4 months ago

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5 months ago

good hike with the family even my 4 year old completed the hike

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5 months ago

I could not wait for this trail to be over. Give it a day (or 4) to dry up after rain because I spent the entire time in ankle deep mud or avoiding slippery surfaces. (Including some of the walkways) Also, note my recorded trail vs. AllTrails map - I went clockwise, may be better marked counter-clockwise, but don't be alarmed if you stray from the AT map, you're on the right trail. (Even though it's not blazed) I'm not a picky hiker, but this was just miserable. I will say, under better conditions, great, easy trail for off-leash pups.

5 months ago

5 months ago

White & pink rhododendrons & supposedly blue ghost fireflies. (The Cradle of Forestry "next door" definitely has the fireflies. It has good info on these seasonal delights.)
BTW, we saw a pocket of synchronous fireflies on their blue ghost tour.

5 months ago

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