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“Perfect Place for Mountain Biking and Hiking”

Ranked #59 of 155 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 12 June 2013

I visited Bent Creek for the first time on my first mountain biking trip with friends and I was impressed. It has an array of difficulties and the paths are great. The scenery, of course, is as good as it gets. It's perfect for all people of all ages and experience. Parking and admission is free (the NC Arboretum is encompassed by the experimental forest, and it does have fees). Any length of visit is appropriate here though I do recommend spending at least a few hours- there are miles of beautiful trails here! I am definitely giving this forest a full 5 stars!

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank Andie C
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

This is my weekly "exercise" walk. I can do 6 miles, get some elevation in, and have all the benefits of walking in a forest. If desired, there are further hikes, or lesser. The best "green area" Asheville offers.

Date of experience: December 2012
2  Thank HikingLover
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

This area is so beautiful and diverse it is always great to visit. My main interest is the miles of mountain bike trails from relatively easy to fairly challenging and a lot of variety. There are stream crossings and great single track trails through stands of hardwoods, rhododendrons, and pines. My favorite place to ride.

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Great hiking and easy bike trails, free parking, close to town and right next to the Parkway. Nice place to bring the family- small beach hardly larger than a public swimming hole, lots of easy short hikes from the beach. BBQs all over, I love this place.

Date of experience: June 2012
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

My husband, dog and I had a couple nice hikes at Bent Creek. There are a LOT of mountain bikers, particularly on the weekend, so that does occasionally interfere with your hike, but otherwise it's very pretty with lots of options.

Date of experience: November 2012
1  Thank laurenpk
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