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Bent Creek Experimental Forest

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44 mi 71 km of trail 1 Run

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Runs in Bent Creek Experimental Forest - 1

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Favorite Pine Tree Loop
Intermediate

MST/Powhatan Loop

9.9 mi 16.0 km • Loop • 1,274 ft Ascent 388.4 m Ascent

(1) Bent Creek, NC

Trails in Bent Creek Experimental Forest - 27

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1.9 mi 3.1 km #1Green's Lick Trail
Difficult
Bent Creek, NC
Difficult
1.9 mi 3.1 km Bent Creek, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #2Little Hickory Top
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Bent Creek, NC
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3Pine Tree Loop #336
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
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1.7 mi 2.8 km Bent Creek, NC
4.3 mi 6.8 km #4Hard Times Road
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
4.3 mi 6.8 km Bent Creek, NC
2.4 mi 3.8 km #5Explorer Loop #337
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.8 km Bent Creek, NC
0.7 mi 1.2 km #6Ledford Trail
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Bent Creek, NC
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0.7 mi 1.2 km Bent Creek, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Wolf Branch Trail
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Bent Creek, NC
2.5 mi 4.1 km #8Lower Sidehill Trail
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.1 km Avery Creek, NC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #9Wesley Branch Trail
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Bent Creek, NC
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0.4 mi 0.6 km Bent Creek, NC
0.8 mi 1.2 km #10Hard Times Connector
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0.8 mi 1.2 km Bent Creek, NC
3.4 mi 5.5 km #11Sidehill Trail
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.5 km Bent Creek, NC
1.0 mi 1.5 km #12Corvair Trail
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.5 km Bent Creek, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #13Rice Pinnacle Road
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Bent Creek, NC
1.3 mi 2.0 km #14Deer Lake Lodge Trail
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.0 km Bent Creek, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #15Ledford Branch Road
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Bent Creek, NC
0.7 mi 1.2 km #16Deerfield Loop #335
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0.7 mi 1.2 km Bent Creek, NC
4.8 mi 7.8 km #17Northern Boundary Trail
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
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4.8 mi 7.8 km Bent Creek, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #18Three Humps Trail (FS485)
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Bent Creek, NC
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1.4 mi 2.3 km Bent Creek, NC
0.6 mi 1.0 km #19Boyd Branch Trail
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Bent Creek, NC
Easy
0.6 mi 1.0 km Bent Creek, NC
0.6 mi 1.0 km #20Homestead Trail #333
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Bent Creek, NC
Easy
0.6 mi 1.0 km Bent Creek, NC
1.0 mi 1.7 km #21FS Road 5011B1
Intermediate
Avery Creek, NC
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km Avery Creek, NC
1.9 mi 3.1 km #22Bent Creek Road
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Bent Creek, NC
Easy
1.9 mi 3.1 km Bent Creek, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #23Boyd Branch Road
Easy
Bent Creek, NC
Easy
2.1 mi 3.4 km Bent Creek, NC
1.0 mi 1.6 km #24Laurel Branch Road
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
Easy
1.0 mi 1.6 km Avery Creek, NC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #25Sleepy Gap Trail
Difficult
Avery Creek, NC
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0.8 mi 1.3 km Avery Creek, NC
1.9 mi 3.1 km #26Ingles Field Gap
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Bent Creek, NC
0.4 mi 0.7 km #27Sidehill Connector
Easy
Avery Creek, NC
Easy
0.4 mi 0.7 km Avery Creek, NC

Photos of Bent Creek Experimental Forest - 8

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Pine Tree Loop
Mar 11, 2020 near Bent Creek, NC
Bent Creek Experimental Forest Hard Times Road
Jan 22, 2020 near Bent Creek, NC
Looking east along the trail
Sep 30, 2018 near Bent Creek, NC
View of the Bent Creek along the trail
Sep 30, 2018 near Bent Creek, NC
View of the Wesley Branch Trail from the Bent Creek Road
Sep 30, 2018 near Bent Creek, NC
The sign for Hardtimes Trailhead located off of Wesley Branch Road.
Apr 19, 2017 near Bent Creek, NC
Trees
Mar 11, 2020 near Avery C…, NC
View north from Five Points.
Oct 13, 2017 near Bent Creek, NC

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