Richmond Hill Park Trail

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Richmond Hill Park Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Asheville, 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
311 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

A nice loop hike or bike within the city limits of Asheville. Leaving the parking area, the trail passes an information board and enters the woods. Continue straight ahead for a quarter mile to a four way intersection. Turn right. From this point bear left at all intersecting trails to make a loop of about three miles. Trail markers are often missing, so a map and a compass or GPS are recommended.

4 months ago

Trails themselves were cool and you can get to an awesome tunnel and railroad track. But they were marked terribly so we never knew what trail we were on and had to guess how to get back.

5 months ago

WARNING-Don't leave anything of value in the car. Our car window was broken and my wife's purse was stolen. This hike is close to town and this is why we chose it but comes at a price. There is also a frisbee golf course here and spoke to a few of the locals who frequent the park and said the homeless has been responsible for multiple break ins.
Hike was decent but break in put a damper on our trip.

trail running
5 months ago

Nice run but encountered too many dogs that were not on a leash.

hiking
8 months ago

Lovely hike. Trails were partially marked.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

All skill levels can do this hike. It's well shaded with places to stop for rest or food. There are several paths that aren't well marked so it would be easy to back-track and many trails are narrow and not well cleared. Some sections are very quiet and good for birding. This hike does not have "great views" but overall the hike is okay and easy to access.

trail running
Sunday, April 09, 2017

If you follow the hiking trail rather than the hiking one, make see you take the immediate left ten after the trail head starts. If not, you end up either taking a left at the t-junction and having a very short loop or taking a right and doing a double back loop of about 2.2 miles. For the full 3.5 miles you need to start in the left trail.

It's pretty decent for trail running or beginner single track mountain biking. Perfect for an hour walk with your four legged friend. It's enclosed with few views or open spots but there are a couple of places for a rest and a sit if you've picked something to eat or drink.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Nice trail that runs by the French Broad river but poorly marked. If you turn left and go by a trailer, turn around and go back bc otherwise you will end up off-trail hiking it.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Poorly marked trails and numerous pig trails that dead end in the middle of no where.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Nice short hike you can run over and do in Asheville. There are three trails (blue, red, yellow), but they are not well marked at all. I've tried to hike the long trail three times now, and ended up on a different route every time! Be prepared to do the 3 miler, because you'll probably get lost and end up doing it anyway.

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