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Bent Creek Experimental Forest

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54 mi 88 km of trail 6 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 12 Trails Intermediate Trails 22 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Recommended Routes in Bent Creek Experimental Forest - 6

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Favorite Enjoy great views from Little Hickory Top.
Difficult

Green's Lick / Ingles Field Gap Loop

13.6 mi 21.9 km 1,647' Up 501.96 m Up 1,672' Down 509.48 m Down

Bent Creek, NC
Favorite Enjoy great views from Little Hickory Top.
Intermediate

Ingles Field Gap Loop

9.7 mi 15.7 km 1,038' Up 316.33 m Up 1,027' Down 312.92 m Down

Bent Creek, NC
Favorite Looking up at the "Wheel Breaker" DH
Intermediate

Pisgah Area SORBA Beginner's Loop

6.2 mi 9.9 km 654' Up 199.26 m Up 650' Down 198.25 m Down

Bent Creek, NC
Favorite Looking up at the "Wheel Breaker" DH
Difficult

Bent Creek Epicito

20.6 mi 33.2 km 2,602' Up 793.01 m Up 2,606' Down 794.42 m Down

Bent Creek, NC
Favorite Looking up at the "Wheel Breaker" DH
Difficult

Bent Creek Epicito v2

27.4 mi 44.2 km 3,312' Up 1009.57 m Up 3,323' Down 1012.85 m Down

Bent Creek, NC
Favorite Enjoy great views from Little Hickory Top.
Intermediate/Difficult

Northern Loop

12.5 mi 20.1 km 1,477' Up 450.13 m Up 1,477' Down 450.32 m Down

Bent Creek, NC

Trails in Bent Creek Experimental Forest - 29

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1.9 mi 3.1 km #1Green's Lick
Difficult
Bent Creek, NC
Difficult
Bent Creek, NC 30 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #2Ingles Field Gap
Intermediate/Difficult
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
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1.2 mi 1.9 km #3Wolf Branch
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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3.3 mi 5.3 km #4Explorer Loop #337
Intermediate/Difficult
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
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0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Boyd Branch
Easy/Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Easy/Intermediate
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0.8 mi 1.2 km #6Hard Times Connector
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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3.4 mi 5.5 km #7Sidehill
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
2.6 mi 4.1 km #8Lower Sidehill
Intermediate/Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Avery Creek, NC 10 
1.3 mi 2.0 km #9Deer Lake Lodge
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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1.0 mi 1.5 km #10Corvair Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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1.7 mi 2.8 km #11Pine Tree Loop #336
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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1.2 mi 1.9 km #12Little Hickory Top
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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4.8 mi 7.7 km #13Bent Creek Gap Rd. (FR 479)
Easy/Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Easy/Intermediate
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0.6 mi 1.0 km #14Homestead #333
Easy
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Easy
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5.6 mi 9.1 km #15South Ridge Rd. (FR 479M)
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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0.7 mi 1.2 km #16Ledford
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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0.4 mi 0.6 km #17Lower Sidehill 137A
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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0.7 mi 1.2 km #18Deerfield Loop #335
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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4.8 mi 7.8 km #19Northern Boundary
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
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2.1 mi 3.4 km #20Ledford Branch Road
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
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1.4 mi 2.3 km #21Three Humps Trail (FS485)
Intermediate/Difficult
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Bent Creek, NC
3.8 mi 6.1 km #22Hard Times Road
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
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0.2 mi 0.4 km #23Sleepy Gap Trail #339
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
1.0 mi 1.7 km #24FS Road 5011B1
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
0.8 mi 1.2 km #25Road 479H Spur
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #26Boyd Branch Road
Easy
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Easy
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1.0 mi 1.6 km #27Laurel Branch Road
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #28Rice Pinnacle Road
Easy/Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Easy/Intermediate
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1.9 mi 3.1 km #29Bent Creek Road
Easy
Bent Creek, NC
Easy
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Photos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest - 11

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Ingles Field Gap - Bent Creek Experimental Forest - Asheville, NC
Aug 23, 2017 near Bent Creek, NC
Green's Lick - Bent Creek Experimental Forest - Asheville, NC
Oct 9, 2017 near Bent Creek, NC
Looking up at the "Wheel Breaker" DH
Nov 11, 2017 near Bent Creek, NC
Riding Greens Lick and Connecting Trails
Nov 16, 2018 near Bent Creek, NC
Enjoy great views from Little Hickory Top.
Mar 8, 2017 near Bent Creek, NC
Lower sidehill trail break
Jul 28, 2016 near Avery C…, NC
A very dangerous portion of Green's Lick. A small but blind jump landing on rough terrain. Claimed my shoulder, wrist, and collar bone.
May 17, 2019 near Bent Creek, NC
Post-ride Hopnotch after an awesome Bent Creek loop.
May 20, 2013 near Bent Creek, NC
View north from Five Points
Jul 14, 2013 near Bent Creek, NC
Start of Northern Boundary at Five Points
Jul 14, 2013 near Bent Creek, NC
Foggy morning at Green's Lick trailhead
Nov 21, 2019 near Bent Creek, NC