Sampler Hike Series-Lake Powhatan Hike

  • Sat, Aug 27, 2022 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Bent Creek Park

    1610 Brevard Road
    Asheville, North Carolina 28806
Ticket Price Free This event is now over

Have a yen to try a local hike, but don’t know where to begin? Join for scenic morning hikes close to home this summer and fall. The Sampler Hike Series is a free four-pack of popular treks lead by Parks and Recreation Staff on Saturday mornings. Explorers of all skill levels are invited to experience the fun of one hike, all four or somewhere in between. Space is limited to 12 hikers and advanced registration is necessary. 

We will begin our hike at Bent Creek River Park and take the Mountains to Sea Trail until we hop onto NC Arboretum property to join the Old Mill Trail and Bent Creek Road Trail that takes us into the Pisgah National Forest on our way to Lake Powhatan.

This hike follows a multi use gravel path for the majority of the journey with some dirt paths here and there. The grade is flat and is a very easy hike. The overall distance that we will be traveling is 6.5 miles and it will take around 2.5 hours. 

What to Bring Hiking

  • Daypack or backpack
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (The temperature and wind can change with elevation, so moisture-wicking shirts and layers are recommended.)
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Water
  • Trail snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Hat or bandana (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Compass (optional)
  • Whistle (optional)
  • Knife or multi-tool (optional)
  • First aid kit (optional)
Date & Time

Sat, Aug 27, 2022 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Venue Details

Bent Creek Park

1610 Brevard Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28806 Bent Creek Park
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