Carolina Mountain Trail — The North Carolina Arboretum

Enka, North Carolina

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The 434-acre outdoor wonderland contains elaborately planned and manicured gardens and greenhouses, but it also sits within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest, just a few miles south of Asheville, and has miles of woodland trails, which are also meticulously maintained. The arboretum trails offer a lovely hiking experience for those people and their dogs looking for more of a casual walk through the woods than a rugged mountain adventure. Several short trails are rated from easy to difficult by the arboretum staff. The Carolina Mountain Trail is considered easy and is suitable for dogs in any season. It starts behind the Education Center, a great starting point for gathering information on the trails, gardens, trees, flowers, birds, and other local wildlife.
Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

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Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

by Karen Chavez (The Mountaineers Books)

The 434-acre outdoor wonderland contains elaborately planned and manicured gardens and greenhouses, but it also sits within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest, just a few miles south of Asheville, and has miles of woodland trails, which are also meticulously maintained. The arboretum trails offer a lovely hiking experience for those people and their dogs looking for more of a casual walk through the woods than a rugged mountain adventure. Several short trails are rated from easy to difficult by the arboretum staff.

The Carolina Mountain Trail is considered easy and is suitable for dogs in any season. It starts behind the Education Center, a great starting point for gathering information on the trails, gardens, trees, flowers, birds, and other local wildlife.

© 2007 Karen Chavez/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Enka
Distance: 2.4
Elevation Gain: 150 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 2,200 feet
Top Elevation: 2,200 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: North Carolina Arboretum
Local Maps: USGS Skyland
Driving Directions: Directions to Carolina Mountain Trail — The North Carolina Arboretum

Recent Trail Reviews

6/20/2008
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A nice nature walk. Good break-in for my 2-year old and my golden retriever, a first mountain hike for both of them. Nothing outstanding, but lots of amenities via the Arboretum... easy to make a day out of the facilities, and have a leisurely 'hike' as well. Well-maintained area.



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