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


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

2,166' 660 m

High

2,042' 622 m

Low

124' 38 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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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.)

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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Shared By:

Ryan Spr

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View of the Bent Creek along the trail
Sep 30, 2018 near Bent Creek, NC
Looking east 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

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