Mountain Biking Bent Creek Experimental Forest

Summary

Bike Trails in Bent Creek Experimental Forest

Distance from motel

48 minutes

Pricing

Free

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The Ingles Field Gap to Wolf Branch Descent! This is a flowy, varied and exhilarating trail descending through almost three miles of mountain forest.

LOCAL SECRET (Shh!)

The neighboring NC Arboretum charges a fee to cars at the gate, but hikers and bikers coming from Bent Creek can access the grounds at no charge. It’s a great place to learn more about WNC’s flora and fauna.

Description

Bent Creek is known as the quick fix trail network for Asheville professionals, but it is a fantastic and varied trail network in its own right. Anywhere else in the country it would be a prime regional destination that would draw mountain bikers for hundreds of miles. Bent Creek’s 6,000 acres features over 44 miles of trails, and visitors can also enjoy Lake Powhatan Beach, and a playground, pumptrack, and jump line at Bent Creek Community Park.

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Spencer Gap - Trace Ridge Loop

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Green’s Lick / Ingles Field Gap Loop

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