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Bent Creek Experimental Forest - Hard Times Trail Head

From You5804.20 Mi
Local TipsPopular Asheville area trail system for runners, hikers, and mountain bikers.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2016-05-02
Created ByVictorM
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Hills
  • Loop
  • Out And Back
  • Good For Workouts
  • Single-Track
  • Technical
  • Dog Friendly
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance15-39
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionCheck this link for the most up to date information on the trails at Bent Creek. http://www.hikewnc.info/trailheads/pisgah-national-forest/pisgah-ranger-district/bent-creek/

Most of the easier trails are clustered around Lake Powhatan, where several loop trails - Deerfield Loop, Pine Tree Loop, and Explorer Loop (in order of increasing difficulty) make nice, short family hikes. The Homestead trail (which loops around the lake) and Campground Connector trail are two other excellent easy trails near the lake.

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