Explore the most popular hiking trails near Bent Creek with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail to take for an easy walk with your dogs! The trail was actually located in the NC Arboretum state park not Pisgah National forest. Entrance to the park was 14$.

Seemed more like a biking trail

for this trail, you will need to go through the arbiretum and pay a $14.00 fee.
not worth it.

We really enjoyed this trail but way too many bikes. If you are a hiker be very alert and get ready to move off the trail A LOT! Easy grades and surfaces. Started off by going up Rice pinnacle road. Definitely needed the All trails app to keep us on track. Got off somehow toward the 7 mile mark at a switchback but found a connector fairly easily.

Can’t comment on the quality of this trail BC it isn’t accessible until 8am. Just leaving this comment so any other early risers won’t endure the same frustration.

Found a parking spot near the trail head. It was a lovely walk with lots to see in early spring. First half is all uphill. Gravel road calls for hard soled hiking shoes not sneakers.

Great hike! Perfect 9ish mile trek - nice incline and descent and a couple of spots with beautiful views. Make sure to follow the digital map on AllTrails or you can get turned around on other trails that intersect.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Great trail, it has everything. The climb from the Pinnacle Rice parking lot is just about 5 miles all uphill. The descent is challenging or thrilling depending on your definition of fun! I’m in-between, probably ride the brakes too much but I ride to enjoy another ride!

mountain biking
7 months ago

The climb from the parking lot to where the Hickory Loop track intersects is about 3 miles uphill. Excellent workout, and the descent is well worth the climb.

Nice trail through the woods, especially nice in the spring with the flame azaleas.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Good trail. Watch out for the bikers.

Monday, March 06, 2017

haha, Todd. yes, this is meant for downhill mountain biking.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Beautiful trail but that is not something you will enjoy if you are out of shape. Going clock wise is straight up 100 degrees and humid. Better suited to bikers going counter clockwise. Bring rain gear we got soaked. Water but no falls and no views. This is a bike trail. Ccw is maybe better Gradual incline and a steep decline. Good luck. FML. Going to get beer

Monday, June 06, 2016

yeah nice

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Good trail for mostly intermediate and above. There's a lot of climbing. I ride singlespeed and I finished it. Probably the best trail in the bent creek area. And as close as it is to Asheville....probably the best trail within a 30 minute drive.
Also
I guess there's been a name change....so look out for "green lick" signs. I don't know....I'm not from around here.

mountain biking
Saturday, May 04, 2013

This trail was renamed Greens Lick and is the most technical trail in the Bent Creek area. You'll encounter rock fields, banks, jumps, logs and a really nice booter at the end of the trail. Really fun and really fast. You can't let your guard down or some parts of this trail will eat your lunch. The climb is fairly intense to get to the trail head but totally worth it. I would suggest taking the Ingles Field connector to Ingles Field Gap trail up to five points where you ride on out to the trail head. Enjoy.

hiking
2 months ago

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