Trail Running in Asheville, NC
About Asheville Trail Running
Trail running options abound in Asheville. The most iconic trail in the Pisgah National Forest is the Art Loeb, which travels 30 miles through a range of diverse forestry and over soaring ridgelines. The trail connects the Davidson River Campground in Brevard to Camp Daniel Boone in Haywood County, NC.
A favorite amongst Asheville’s locals, Carrier Park offers a variety of amenities and beautiful scenery on the banks of the French Broad River.
Catawba Falls is one of Western North Carolina's most exceptional waterfalls, and it provides hikers and trail runners with a rewarding workout as well. The 3-mile out-and-back trail to the lower falls is a well-maintained and generally unpopulated route, which makes for a great place to find a little solitude. At one point along the way, you'll have to cross the river; you may get wet, but that's part of the fun.
Mount Mitchell is the highest point east of the Mississippi, and it provides some of the best trail running as well. The trail to the mountain gains 3,600 feet in elevation over 5.5 miles to reach the summit. For trail runners, it’s one of the area’s more impressive challenges.
The Spencer Gap/Big Creek run is a challenging 19-20-mile loop in an infrequently visited area of Pisgah National Forest.
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