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Bent Creek Area
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Location Asheville, North Carolina
Address Asheville, NC
Lat, Long 35.462068, -82.599335
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Description Bent Creek is located in the northern tip of the Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest just 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. Bent Creek's watershed contains a collection of trails for all kinds of hikes, for beginners and familes to advanced hiking groups. Bordered by the Blue Ridge Parkway to the south and a moderately high ridge to the North, this watershed is a federal Research and Demonstration forest, so you can learn more about forestry management techniques as you hike. This also means, however, that the forest is subject to research closures, and it is imperative to stay on the trail and out of research areas. A campground, mountain lake, and family recreation area, combined with its close proximity to the city of Asheville, make this area very popular with tourists and locals alike - yet it is not as crowded as some may have you think. Plenty of miles of trails means the people will be spread out. Trails here connect with the Mountains to Sea/Shut In Trail, two of Pisgah's most popular long-distance trails. This trail network is very popular with mountain bikers as well, so be sure to share the trail!
Keywords NC, Pisgah National Forest, Trails, Ranger District, Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2011-10-06
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