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Bent Creek Experimental Forest

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Very good outdoor experience for summer, here's why...

We are currently local to the experimental forest and make it a place to go during the summer... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
beautiful in the snow

This forest was founded in 1925 and is the oldest experimental forest east of the Mississippi... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
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Located within the Pisgah National Forest, this 6,300-acre area is home to the North Carolina Arboretum.
Asheville, NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a hike with friends on our trip to Asheville. We took a trail that brought us to a large waterfall that you could also access closer if you desired. Some good hills and climbs too!

Thank P O
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This is the best place in Asheville to Mountain bike or hike! It is well kept! Everyone is so friendly and helpful! There is a lake with a beach area, and a Great camping area!

Thank Grant H
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We love to head over to Bent Creek to get out on our bikes or for a run. Gets a little crowded at times but typically you can get in a great ride or run.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is a great spot for hiking and mountain biking right on the edge of Asheville. Wide variety of trails for most skill levels.

1  Thank Octlt
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you brought your mountain bike, Bent Creek has 6000 acres of trails for you to ride. None of the riding is very technical but plan on doing some climbing. The trails lead out from the main road and go up hill since the road...More

2  Thank Frank T
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We are currently local to the experimental forest and make it a place to go during the summer. Why? 1. A short drive from town. 2. Good (though not always plentiful) parking options. 3. Largely road bed grade means we can walk side by side....More

Thank 2Whitakers
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Bailey bike park was closed for the day so I visited bent creek. Great park. Tons of parking. Very nice people there. Trails are clearly marked and there are trail maps along the trail in several areas. Really beautiful place to get lost in.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This forest was founded in 1925 and is the oldest experimental forest east of the Mississippi River. It offers hiking trails as well as mountain biking trails. We hiked for a while until the snowy trail prevented us from going any further. We couldn't fully...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Very convenient location, right off of the Blue Ridge Parkway and near to the I-26 and I-40 intersection.

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

If you are a runner, hiker, outdoor enthusiast, then this is a great location for you! Dogs are great companions also if you have the opportunity. The maintained paths are to be admired and the wildlife is accessible. Happy Hiking

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Their web page seems to be down, but you can try the following telephone # (828) 667-5261 .