Cradle of Forestry

Asheville, North Carolina

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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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"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."

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

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Jun 2018