Carolina Mountain Trail

Buncombe County, North Carolina 28810

Elevation Gain84ft
Trailhead Elevation2,133ft
Elevation Min/Max2108/2148ft
Elevation Start/End2133/2133ft

Carolina Mountain Trail

Carolina Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Buncombe County, North Carolina. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 2,133 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 84 feet.

Carolina Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Within the fabulous North Carolina Arboretum, this hike leads through a diverse forest over easy rolling hills. Signs along the way not only identify the flora, they actually explain how nature works.

Toward the end of the hike, you’ll reach a few places where the dogs can romp around and splash in the creek. There’s even a bench and a cascade so you can enjoy the water as much as the dogs."

"The 434-acre outdoor wonderland contains elaborately planned and manicured gardens and greenhouses, but it also sits within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest, just a few miles south of Asheville, and has miles of woodland trails, which are also meticulously maintained. The arboretum trails offer a lovely hiking experience for those people and their dogs looking for more of a casual walk through the woods than a rugged mountain adventure. Several short trails are rated from easy to difficult by the arboretum staff.

The Carolina Mountain Trail is considered easy and is suitable for dogs in any season. It starts behind the Education Center, a great starting point for gathering information on the trails, gardens, trees, flowers, birds, and other local wildlife."

Carolina Mountain Trail Reviews

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A nice nature walk. Good break-in for my 2-year old and my golden retriever, a first mountain hike for both of them. Nothing outstanding, but lots of amenities via the Arboretum... easy to make a day out of the facilities, and have a leisurely 'hike' as well. Well-maintained area.

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Trail Information

Buncombe County
Nearby City
North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville; (828) 665-2492;
Local Contacts
DeLorme: North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer, page 53, A6
Local Maps

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Jul 2018