Cradle of Forestry

Asheville, North Carolina 28802

Cradle of Forestry

Cradle of Forestry Professional Review and Guide

"The Cradle of Forestry is home to the fi rst 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 Forest Trail, takes you through the restored and reconstructed buildings that comprised the first forestry school in North America."

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Trail Information

Asheville
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
2.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
April-November
Season
3,292 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,262 feet
Top Elevation
Pisgah National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS: Shining Rock
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018