Explore the most popular trail running 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

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.

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