Bent Creek Road
ElevationAscent: 138' 42 m
Descent: -47' -14 m
High: 2,125' 648 m
Low: 2,032' 619 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
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“An easy, wide gravel path follows Bent Creek through the NC Arboretum.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
It follows Bent Creek the whole distance through natural forest occasionally with views but always with sounds of the creek. The manicured and curated collections are further up the hill and can be accessed using either Running Cedar Road or Wolf Branch Road.
There is a gate at the property boundary, approximately 1.25 miles in, after which a narrower gravel trail continues on USFS property to the Bent Creek area. Both this gate and the vehicle gates will lock automatically when the arboretum closes each night.
There is also a Bent Creek Trail (singletrack) that parallels the road for part of the distance.
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Features, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes
Land Manager: North Carolina Arobretum