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Bent Creek Experimental Forest

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If you like to mountain bike, go here. If you like to hike, go early in the morning, the fog on... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2012

We rode our bikes through it and very much enjoyed it.

Reviewed 29 March 2012
Asheville, 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 30 June 2012

My wife daughter and I drove there to take a quick drive through the park to see if we would like it and what sites looked best, before making reservations. After driving all the way there we were turned away. We were told that they...More

16  Thank NBkid
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Ended up here by accident and hikes one of the trails. Well kept, great walking aadn not too difficult for kids!

2  Thank TravelMamaFL
Reviewed 28 May 2012

If you like to mountain bike, go here. If you like to hike, go early in the morning, the fog on the fern covered forest floor is worth it.

1  Thank possumweaverville
Reviewed 27 May 2012

I have to say that I was very disappointed in my stay at Lake Powhatan campground in Asheville,NC on 5/25-526/2012 When I arrived and standing in line, a car drove up and was told only one site was left and only available for one night....More

14  Thank Sedmb41
Reviewed 5 May 2012

The trails in this location are rough, rocky, and uneven. If you are planning to walk or ride a bike, go to the Arboretum next door. Their trails are level and well-kept.

1  Thank 60742Traveler
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Great trails but, print some trail maps as a big one is very hard to use. Beautiful!

1  Thank wharfsuggestion
Reviewed 29 March 2012

We rode our bikes through it and very much enjoyed it.

Thank lexie29
Reviewed 22 March 2012

When looking for the Recreational Lake Powtan (which was still closed when we went) we continued into this forest. Lots of primitive camp sites and winding mountain top unpaved roads

Thank Francine C
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Fine place for hiking, biking, and some trails are suitable for baby carriages. Lesser traveled trails are not marked as carefully as they might be, but with a good sense of direction there should be no problem. Maps are hard to come-by, I guess due...More

Thank wondererat70
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Beautiful forest, walking and hiking in great area. Will see all birds, turkeys, and other native animals.

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Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
Their web page seems to be down, but you can try the following telephone # (828) 667-5261 .