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Pisgah Nat'l Forest - N. Mills River

Near: Asheville/FletcherNC (Weather)
Number of
10 Total
75 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
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Trail Description Trails were well marked. Lots of water. Varied terrain. Some climbs and some open meadows. Saw lots of wildlife. Didn't have a map, but there is one available. The trails were somewhat rocky, but not unmanagable. Lots to keep you interested.
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Campground Campground was primitive. Pit toilet. No running water. Creek behind camp. Plenty of trees to highline to. Reservations required. Some 'free' camp spots along the road.
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Pisgah Ranger District

, NC
Directions Take exit 40 (Asheville airport exit) of I 26. Pass the airport, pass the NC Ag Cener. Go approx. 4 miles and take a Right onto 'N. Mills River Rd. Campground signs, lg. dairy farm on right. Stay straight on that road. Cross one large speed bump as you enter the forest. Take Right onto 'Wash Creek' (sm. sign post in ground). If you enter the 'people camp', you've gone to far. Stay on Wash creek until you come around a bend and see a lg. concrete bridge (at fork in road), take a right into the horse camp. Gated.
This information was provided by on 6/25/2006 1:43:59 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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