Arboretum Explorer Loop

Asheville, North Carolina 28802

Arboretum Explorer Loop

Arboretum Explorer Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Located in Southwest Asheville near the banks of the French Broad River, the North Carolina Arboretum offers miles of beautifully maintained and gently graded trails that are well suited hikers young and old.

This walking route traces the perimeter of the arboretum on scenic trails and dirt roads. The highlight of the expedition comes near the end of the trek, when the path arrives at the stunning gardens and sculptures that surround the Visitor Education Center and Baker Exhibit Center."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
277 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
The North Carolina Arboretum is open April–October, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.; November–March, 8 a.m.–7 p.m
2,014 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,291 feet
Top Elevation
North Carolina Arboretum: 828-665-2492,
Local Contacts
North Carolina Arboretum trail map, USGS Bent Creek, Skyland
Local Maps

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Dec 2018