Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Asheville

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  • This is a great spot for hiking and mountain biking right on the edge of Asheville. Wide variety of trails for most skill levels.  more »
  • If you brought your mountain bike, Bent Creek has 6000 acres of trails for you to ride. None of the riding is very technical but plan on doing some climbing. The trails lead out from the main road and...  more »
  • We are currently local to the experimental forest and make it a place to go during the summer. Why? 1. A short drive from town. 2. Good (though not always plentiful) parking options. 3. Largely road b...  more »
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  • Really nice place to go for a hike. There are mountain bikers on all the trails we walked, so watch out if you don’t plan on biking. There is a small lake nearby, that I imagine during the summer is really nice. There is a nice stream running along a few of the trails, that really makes you feel out there. Views from the higher elevation areas are beautiful in ideal weather.
  • It's a mtn. biker's dream location. Lots of trails for hikers, bikers, dog walkers, and equestrians. Numerous places to easily access the creek to splash and cool off in. Trails are well maintained and not strenuous.
  • I had a complete riot here for 3 days straight. The climbs are long but so are the decent's. I came here on a mountain bike vacation and have nothing but good things to say. The photo is from 5 Points on the way up to Greens Lick in mid April 2017.
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