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."
--Melissa Watson, Best Dog Hikes North Carolina (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Karen Chavez, Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina (The Mountaineers Books).
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