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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 3 August 2012

If you like nature, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, foraying this is the spot to go. They have nice campground and grill out spots as well. Just give it a chance and you will love it

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank KetrinEU
Reviewed 1 August 2012

We joined a Meetup group (over the internet ~ www.meetup.com/Asheville-MTB-Meetup-Group/) for a Wednesday night Beginner Mountain Bike Ride of the Lower Rim area. We had our own bikes and camelback hydration packs (so glad we did as I got thirsty). There were more than 15...More

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Trail maps are available on line and at local bike stores. Chose the trail that fits level of fitness and energy, take water, snack and a map.

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank wharfsuggestion
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

Date of experience: June 2012
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!

Date of experience: June 2012
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.

Date of experience: May 2012
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

Date of experience: May 2012
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.

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank 60742Traveler
Reviewed 17 April 2012

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

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank wharfsuggestion
Reviewed 29 March 2012

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

Thank lexie29
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1 November 2018|
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Response from 732granth | Reviewed this property |
There are 3 to 4 good hotels just a mile up the road from the entrance to Bent Creek
Nan L
8 April 2016|
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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 .