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Bent Creek Experimental Forest

Asheville, NC
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Excellent hiking

Very convenient location, right off of the Blue Ridge Parkway and near to the I-26 and I-40... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2017
Asheville, North Carolina
Hiking heaven

If you are a runner, hiker, outdoor enthusiast, then this is a great location for you! Dogs are... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2017
Matthew S
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Located within the Pisgah National Forest, this 6,300-acre area is home to the North Carolina Arboretum.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
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  • Terrible10%
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

Very convenient location, right off of the Blue Ridge Parkway and near to the I-26 and I-40 intersection.

1  Thank 155PaulD155
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

If you are a runner, hiker, outdoor enthusiast, then this is a great location for you! Dogs are great companions also if you have the opportunity. The maintained paths are to be admired and the wildlife is accessible. Happy Hiking

1  Thank Matthew S
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We live very close to Bent Creek, but we tent camp with kids at Bent Creek almost every year, just because it's so convenient. The camp sites are well maintained and quiet, and the bath houses are clean and have showers. Lake Powhatan is small...More

3  Thank rebecca287
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Bent is a bear sanctuary and, as the title of the forest denotes, an experimental area for the rangers. Some studies are more than eighty years old. And it is big brother is the Pisgah National Forest. There are over 44 miles of trails for...More

3  Thank Ma_2719
Reviewed February 15, 2016

I love Bent Creek for so many reasons. First of all, it's close. I can't always escape for a whole day on a hike in the blue ridge or a 30 minute commute, this is close to Asheville and it's the perfect escape to nature....More

2  Thank Megan C
Reviewed January 25, 2016

This makes for a nice hiking/walking area near Asheville. It can be tough to find, so don't blindly trust your GPS.

2  Thank Stephen H
Reviewed October 28, 2015

Not sure if I'm posting this review in the right spot but the mountain biking at Bent Creek is awesome!

2  Thank Jack W
Reviewed October 28, 2015

So close to town and yet once you're there, you feel you're a million miles away in the wilderness. There are trails galore, from a short walk around Lake Powhatan to all-day treks. Good for mountain biking and great place to bring the dogs. Trails...More

2  Thank YoginiRob
Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I started mountain biking in the 1980's (Old School) and later got into (and became snobbish about) road biking. So I really wasn't aware of the awesomely high quality bikkes that are now on the market. I went with my son-in-law and other hard-core bikers...More

2  Thank steventobolsky
Reviewed September 23, 2015

First off, I must agree with others in that the park is a very nice layout with lots of trails available and easily accessible. However, with the exception of a few, the staff is unbearable and rude. They are more like our Military protecting a...More

4  Thank mick m
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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 .