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“Awesome hiking and biking park. ”

Ranked #87 of 204 things to do in Asheville
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Owner description: Located within the Pisgah National Forest, this 6,300-acre area is home to the North Carolina Arboretum.
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 experience the trails due to the snow but I liked what we did see.

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 but nice. There are miles of trails through the forest for hikers and mountain bikers--just be aware of bikers if you are on foot. You can walk (or bike) from the campground, down a trail and through a gate directly into the NC Arboretum, which is also a wonderful place to spend time.

3  Thank rebecca287
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