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    Pink Beds Loop

    Asheville, North Carolina
    Distance4.9mi
    Elevation Gain1,097ft
    Trailhead Elevation3,288ft
    Top3,303ft
    Elevation Min/Max3170/3303ft
    Elevation Start/End3288/3288ft

    Pink Beds Loop

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    Maggie Valley, NC
    Trailblazer | 534 pts
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    5/4/2019
    Really enjoyable hike. Very easy leisurely walk. We got caught in a bad storm and the trail does flood easily. Plan for that if the weather calls for rain
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    Adventurer | 387 pts
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    3/30/2019
    Pisgah National Forest is one of my favorite places. The Pink Beds are located in Pisgah National forest in Transylvania County, Pisgah, North Carolina. This national forest is truly magical. It’s one of my favorite places on the planet. This loop is just shy of five miles at 4.9 miles. The altitude at the start of the trail is posted at 3,288 ft above sea level. While it's a hiking trail, it serves a dual purpose for mountain biking.

    The valley gets its name from the bog where pink wildflowers bloom across the expanse. You can access the trail from the Pink Beds parking area. If you're pushed for time or simply don't want to venture to the wetter part of the beds, you can opt for the 3.2-mile loop that travels toward the northern end of the loop.

    The 5-mile loop does take an upward bend to avoid water from a creek but the trail skirts above a beaver dam. There are several bridges and plank walkways that provide a dry walk. The area has a mystical appeal with tall lush expansive rhododendron plants and an endless forest bed of ferns took my breath away. It’s just so much green beauty to take in. There are several meadows that dot the area and if you time it right, you can see the beautiful pink flowers blanketing the area. This is a great family hike with lots of wildlife and plant life to fascinate and offer educational and fun opportunities.
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    Spartanburg, SC
    Explorer | 11 pts
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    1/2/2019
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    Trail Information

    Asheville
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Easy to Moderate
    Skill Level
    Local Contacts
    National Geographic #780 Pisgah Ranger District, USGS Shining Rock
    Local Maps

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