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Great 2 hour hike with some pretty serious erosion on the top, ridge section. Still worth doing.

It was very easy & mostly pine needles & sand which made it nice after a rough rocky hike yesterday & great spot to take my 2 dogs along. Only ran into one other couple & one mountain biker the entire 6 mile loop

on Pink Beds Trail

16 days ago

Biked today and only encountered 2 groups. The first thought the loop was only 1 mile  the next 3 mile. We set them straight much to their dismay. Great trail for MBing. 5.94 from parking lot back to PL went left (north) at first split and followed orange blazes. The first split is just a few hundred feet from PL after creek crossing. Several free crosses and bridges. Most were too narrow to ride across (we are beginners on MBs). North side is mostly all down hill or flat and south side same. Halfway point is wide bridge and large camping area with big rock fire pit. Took us about 2.5 hours. Not bad for 55 and 54 newbies to MBing. Definitely would do again!!!!!!!!

hiking
22 days ago

The falls are beautiful and well worth the hike.
Follow the AllTrails route closely, many opportunities to take a wrong turn. Got lost which added an extra mile.

Went on a weekday and didn’t see a single person on the trail.

Recommend doing the trail in reverse so the falls are near the end of the hike.

on Twin Falls Trail

hiking
23 days ago

This is definitely a "moderate" hike but so worth it. Beautiful area. We went on a rainy day and had the trail to ourselves. The water was flowing from the beautiful waterfalls. This is on the Waterfall 100 Challenge and very deserving on it.Lots of great foot bridges to pass over and lots of great creek crossings.

Really enjoyed this short hike. We hiked clockwise and the first half is more vigorous than the second as the inclined are somewhat steep to the (small-ish) outlook then back down to the trail head. Lots of stream crossings and the views you sporadically see through the trees are pretty. We saw a handful of people on our decent but didn’t seem like an over populated trial.

hiking
25 days ago

Really enjoyed this trail and want to come back and ride it. It’s about 7.9 kms not 6 as per the map so an extra mile should be expected. The recommendation to take the left trail is definitely the best unless you want a good uphill challenge.

This is one of my favorite trails in WNC. Like everyone else says, the left is the best way to go. Follow the stream, the waterfall itself is kind of disappointing. There's a waterfall a little ways down the trail on the stream anyways that's better. And the camping is amazing, there's tons of spots right next to the stream. I've been out there at least 6 times in the last year and a half, and had a great time every time.

hiking
1 month ago

If you start going to the left, then your reward is the tall, lightly flowing falls at the end of the trip. You follow a creek on one half of the loop and go through a changing forest on the other half. The trail is has a canopy keeping the direct sun out of most of the trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Well worth the effort. Only a few other people on the trail and had the falls all to myself.

1 month ago

Really enjoyed this hike. I was glad I read the reviews before we hiked it because going left was the best way to go. The uphill that direction is better versus if you start this hike on the right because there is a steeper climb going that direction. I will say if you go left first the best part of the hike is the first half because of the waterfalls and foliage. If you prefer a harder uphill go right first then the last half of your hike is the best.

Enjoyed this hike a lot. Only came across three other groups of hikers so we pretty much had it all to ourselves. There are a lot of tree roots to navigate through the first half of the hike and there was a lot of muddy areas but the wild flowers were worth it.

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful!

Great trail, well maintained and ability to see 4 falls if you know where to look!

Fun trail that is uphill the whole way. Seems to be a mountain biking trail more so than a hiking trail. Not really much in the way of views either.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! easy but little long. May not have great views but scenery changes often. Lots of thing to walk over (bridges, rocks even walk across a tree trunk). I went with my dog and she loved it. I especially liked she was able to cool off at all the water spots. It was very quiet. Not a lot of traffic. Think I came across 5 groups in total. At the trail head I started left and it seemed to work well. I will definitely be going on this hike again!

hiking
1 month ago

Favorite trail in pisgah! We hike this one every visit. Lots of little creek crossings and just a cool environment. Lightly traveled, we usually only come across just a few people. Dog loves it. We typically start from the Buckhorn Gap trailhead.

Great hike! Took me 3.5 hours to do the Loop and clocked more than 9.4 miles total; certainly more than what’s advertised on the site. Waterfalls, thick rhododendron forests, but very muddy and slick in some places. Going up Art Loeb was great and passing by the campsites was fun near dark.

backpacking
2 months ago

My son (age 4.5), husband, and I did this trail with one modification in June. It was a great backpacking loop for us. The first day we hiked in about 1.5 miles and started to look for a campsite, which we found 0.6 miles off the loop at the intersection of cat gap bypass and cat gat loop. Not liking to back track, we hiked around cat gat loop to get back to the planned route, which we then finished as defined here. The waterfall on this trail was pretty spectacular-- when you are right up close to it to view, it is REALLY LOUD. The trail is pretty, lush, and varied, lovely for a warm weekend with a child in tow. There are no scenic views on this trail. All in all, a trip worth doing but probably not one to do multiple times unless you live close by. On the second day we hiked from 8 am to 3 pm with plenty of breaks for water play as necessary by a 4.5 year old-- his longest day yet at 7.3 miles, but that just goes to show how easy the trail is.
Trail Rating: * Miserable ** Boring ***Good Hike ****Fantastic Hike ***** National Park Worthy Hike

on Pink Beds Trail

2 months ago

Really awesome in fall. Definitely worth it.

really excited about the hike but could not figure out the loop for anything. I'll try again with a map. trail not blazed well.

2 months ago

I think this was my favorite hike of those we did in Pisgah and DuPont. We measured this at 5.2 miles. More than half of the hike takes you along side the water cascading down the mountainside, with several places to access the stream. There are several primitive campsites in the first couple miles too. The waterfalls at the end were a nice bonus.

Hard to find no signs of any kind. But very fun!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy long hike done twice in less than a week

hiking
2 months ago

My husband and I (in our early 40's) took our dog for a 5.3 mile hike (according to apple iWatch) and thought it was a great trail. We cruised through in about 1hr 45mins (~pace of 20min/mi). We didn't run into a lot of folks/dogs for a Sunday in June which we were grateful for. Great creeks along the way for our pooch to get her tummy wet and cool off. We were lucky to be there on a day where it hasn't rained much as I can see how it could be a very muddy mess if it had. Great bridges to avoid the creeks if you so desire. Be careful of your footing as there are a lot of tree roots in some parts of the trail. Fun hike and great workout. There is a great picnic area at the trailhead - fantastic for a snack/rest after your hike.

Very nice walk for beginners. We got out early, 7:45 and we had it all to ourselves until the end when people started coming the other direction. Beautiful creeks, scenery.

3 months ago

This was an awesome hike. Went on a Wednesday afternoon and didn’t come across another soul. Waterfall at the end was amazing.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great hike for families. My family enjoyed the hike the ferns are beautiful and the creeks that run through the area are nice and deep enough to swim in some places. It does tend to be a little muddy in places but if that doesn't bother you then I say go for it we're hiking right?

hiking
3 months ago

I tried this trail while visiting the falls. This was a wet trail most of the way due to the rains. It was shady most of the trail. I did not find much of interest on this hike other then going around the water puddles and muddy areas. I got a good work out though.

hiking
3 months ago

After several weeks of rain, this was the perfect opportunity to hike this beautiful trail. The Falls were very cool and refreshing after a somewhat difficult hike. Guess, I should have traveled left instead of right?!? It appears that a lot of mountain biking is done on this trail. A good portion of the trail follows a stream and there were many opportunities to take photos. Definitely put this one on your bucket list.

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