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Bent Creek Experimental Forest

Asheville, NC
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One of the best places to Ride or Run...

We love to head over to Bent Creek to get out on our bikes or for a run. Gets a little crowded at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian D
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Asheville, North Carolina
Great hiking and mountain biking

This is a great spot for hiking and mountain biking right on the edge of Asheville. Wide variety of... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Octlt
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Located within the Pisgah National Forest, this 6,300-acre area is home to the North Carolina Arboretum.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 10 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
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Reviewed 4 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
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Reviewed 21 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

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Reviewed 7 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
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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
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

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

1  Thank 155PaulD155
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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

1  Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We live very close to Bent Creek, but we tent camp with kids at Bent Creek almost every year, just because it's so convenient. The camp sites are well maintained and quiet, and the bath houses are clean and have showers. Lake Powhatan is small...More

3  Thank rebecca287
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Bent is a bear sanctuary and, as the title of the forest denotes, an experimental area for the rangers. Some studies are more than eighty years old. And it is big brother is the Pisgah National Forest. There are over 44 miles of trails for...More

5  Thank Ma_2719
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Their web page seems to be down, but you can try the following telephone # (828) 667-5261 .
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