Cradle of Forestry

Asheville, North Carolina 28802

Cradle of Forestry

Cradle of Forestry Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Cradle of Forestry is home to the first forestry school in North America and offers two interpretive trails. This hike combines both paths into a 2.2-mile figure eight. The first path, The Forest Festival Trail, teaches hikers about the plants and animals that define the surrounding habitat. The adjoining path, the Biltmore Campus Trail, takes you through the restored and reconstructed buildings that comprised the first forestry school in North America.

The Cradle of Forestry is a great place to take groups of children. Call the main switchboard for group rates, educational programming, and scheduling."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
The Cradle of Forestry historic site is open during daylight hours, mid-April–mid-November
Cradle of Forestry: 828-877-3130,; Pisgah National Forest: 828-257-4200,
Local Contacts
National Geographic #780 Pisgah Ranger District, USGS Shining Rock
Local Maps

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Dec 2018