Hiking or Biking at North Carolina Arboretum

Hikers and Bikers have many trails to choose at North Carolina Arboretum.  Paradise Cozy Cabins 45 minutes to Arboretum.  Working on a home garden project and need some design and plant ideas? Looking for a beautiful place to stroll, hike or bike? Be sure to visit this 434-acre public garden in the Pisgah National Forest, located at the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway in south Asheville. 

Hiking & Biking
There are many trails to choose from, including many easy walking trails and easy to moderate mountain bike trails.

  • The Natural Garden Trail is a 3/4-mile walking trail that makes a loop from the Plants of Promise Garden to the north end of the Core Area Gardens.
  • Bent Creek Road and Trail is a 1.3-mile, mostly flat trail shared by pedestrians, pets on leashes and cyclists with many Southern Appalachian wildflowers and ferns.
  • The 1.2-mile Carolina Mountain Trail connects the production greenhouse with the Education Center and Core Garden areas and Bent Creek Road. This trail winds through three different forest types, pine, mixed hardwood and ericaceous.
  • There are many more trails in the surrounding Bent Creek. 

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