Richmond Hill Park Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Richmond Hill Park Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles
370 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




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.

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3 months ago

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
5 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

7 months ago

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.

Monday, March 07, 2016

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012