The Pink Beds

Waynesville, North Carolina

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Take a biologically, historically, and visually enriching hike at the Pink Beds, a highland bog entrenched in mountain ramparts. Walk the perched valley, sauntering through wetlands rich with plant and animal life. Hike down the upper South Fork Mills River valley using bridges and boardwalks aplenty. Circle back through the Pink Beds in a blend of wet and dry situations. Finally, travel through and near meadows, availing views and wildlife viewing opportunities. The walk is family friendly with a shortcut opportunity and elevation variations of under 200 feet. This is a fine family hike here in the highlands of the Pisgah National Forest. For starters, the trailhead is at an alluring picnic area with a shelter that is situated 3,200 feet in elevation. You can have a tasty mountain meal before or after your hike.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

Take a biologically, historically, and visually enriching hike at the Pink Beds, a highland bog entrenched in mountain ramparts. Walk the perched valley, sauntering through wetlands rich with plant and animal life. Hike down the upper South Fork Mills River valley using bridges and boardwalks aplenty. Circle back through the Pink Beds in a blend of wet and dry situations. Finally, travel through and near meadows, availing views and wildlife viewing opportunities. The walk is family friendly with a shortcut opportunity and elevation variations of under 200 feet.

This is a fine family hike here in the highlands of the Pisgah National Forest. For starters, the trailhead is at an alluring picnic area with a shelter that is situated 3,200 feet in elevation. You can have a tasty mountain meal before or after your hike.

© 2017 Johnny Molloy /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Waynesville
Distance: 5.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District, 1001 Pisgah Hwy., Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, (828), 877-3265, www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc
Local Maps: National Geographic #780 Pisgah Ranger District; USGS Shining Rock, Pisgah Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to The Pink Beds

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