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Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 124' 38 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 2,166' 660 m
Low: 2,042' 622 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Ryan Spr

A moderate half-mile trail to Bent Creek Rd. and back to the Baker Exhibit Center passing a bench overlooking the creek.

Ryan Spr

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

The North Carolina Arboretum charges a $14 parking fee. Also offers a 50% discount on personal vehicle parking ($7) on the first Tuesday of every month.

Spring/Summer Property Hours:
April – October
8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (entrance gate closes at 8 p.m.)

Fall/Winter Property Hours:
November – March
8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (entrance gate closes at 6 p.m.)

Runner Notes

Trail is not conducive to running. However, did see a runner on Hard Times Road, which is the halfway point of the trail.

Description

This trail connects Bent Creek Road near its intersection with the Old Mill Trail to the Natural Garden Trail and the main garden area, passing through a rhododendron thicket. Follow this beautiful wooded trail as it climbs through diverse terrain that includes short, rocky climbs and bermed singletrack.

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