ElevationAscent: 38' 12 m
Descent: -37' -11 m
High: 2,173' 662 m
Low: 2,148' 655 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
Popular runs nearby
Art Loeb Trail
31.1 mi 50.1 km • Point to Point • 7,578 ft Ascent 2309.92 m Ascent
Looking Glass 50 Miler
49.6 mi 79.8 km • Point to Point • 7,768 ft Ascent 2367.78 m Ascent
3.5 mi 5.7 km • Loop • 1,007 ft Ascent 306.94 m Ascent
Mills River Loop
3.6 mi 5.8 km • Loop • 315 ft Ascent 96.13 m Ascent
3.3 mi 5.3 km • Out and Back • 601 ft Ascent 183.25 m Ascent
Bearpen Gap Waterfall
3.2 mi 5.2 km • Out and Back • 626 ft Ascent 190.93 m Ascent
“A gentle 1.5-mile (mostly singletrack) loop along the Davidson River.”— Wes D
Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Park in the parking lot at the Art Loeb Trail. Go to the 2-lane road that heads into the campground and cross the Davidson River on the bridge. Immediately make a right onto the trail marked "Exercise Trail". Follow this singletrack trail upstream until you pass the English Chapel.
Make a right on the bridge to cross the river again and cross Highway 276. Across the highway, you'll see a sign that says "Exercise Trail". Follow the singletrack path back to the Visitor Center where you'll transfer briefly to a sidewalk before picking up the trail at the far end of the parking lot.
Follow the signs and cross Highway 276 once again. Look for the Exercise Trail sign on the other side! Follow this short section of trail along the left side of the Davidson River (between a dirt road and the Highway) until you reached the paved road that you started on. The parking lot will be straight ahead.
Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: USFS - Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District