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Bad Fork Trail #323

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A short, steep fall line singletrack along Bad Fork Creek.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Point to Point

3,266' 996 m

High

2,474' 754 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

792' 241 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Need to Know

This trail is also a mountain bike trail. Be cautious when going up the trail, as mountain bikes use this as a fast downhill ride.

Description

Bad Fork Trail has two drive up access points. The high point is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway Mile at Post 399, and the bottom access point is in the Pisgah National Forest - Wash Creek Camping Area.

Bad Fork is a short, steep singletrack trail that winds along Bad Fork Creek. It is just one of several trails in the area that hikers can string together to get just about any distance and elevation that can be imagined!

Flora & Fauna

Rhododendron tunnels line the lower part of the course. Large hardwoods abound in this area known as the Bad Fork Valley. There are black bears in the area. The fall colors are spectacular late September and early October.

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Shared By:

Victor Mariano

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  3.0 from 1 vote

#21

in Asheville

#24986

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#21

in Asheville

#1,033

in North Carolina

#24,986

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The singletrack Bad Fork Trail offers a pleasant respite from the area's doubletrack.
Mar 13, 2017 near Avery C…, NC
The Bad Fork Trail travels on a beautiful forested tread alongside Bad Fork Creek. Be sure to check out this fallen tree while on trail!
Mar 10, 2017 near Avery C…, NC

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