Pink Beds Trail

Pink Beds Trail, Pisgah Forest: Address, Pink Beds Trail Reviews: 4/5

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SmokyMountainFever
Hendersonville, NC6 contributions
Muddy Mess
Oct. 2020
I've never disliked a hike until now. Mud soaked and tree roots everywhere. I mean layers and layers of tree roots on most of the trail...your feet aren't even touching the ground. You couldn't even look up to enjoy nature because you had to be looking at your feet the whole time trying not to twist an ankle, slide in the mud or trip. Trails could be marked a lot better too... very easy to take the "5+ mile loop" over and over. Could be a sweet area for a picnic. "Pink Beds"... no big deal... I've seen better. There are so many beautiful trails in NC and this area, would never hike this one again.
Written October 3, 2020
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Ed H
Sanford, FL411 contributions
Mud soaked beauty
Aug. 2020
I gave it an average because of the condition of the trails. We took the entire 6 mile loop and between seeing some beautiful trees and butterflies, we were slogging through mud pits. It's probably great fun for bikers, tons of roots and the aforementioned mud but families with kids might not want to venture far from the water at the beginning of the trail. Very nice picnic area with well kept bathrooms.
Written August 28, 2020
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Lila T
Charleston, SC143 contributions
Pretty Loop trail
Aug. 2019
Great, easy, pretty trail with lots of winding boardwalks and trails through the forest. It is a loop trail that has little ups and downs, goes alongside lots of water,and just has a few rocks and roots to walk over. The rhodedendrons were blooming, and some flat fields were filled with wildflowers. Lots of bridges and streams. There are also picnic tables at the beginning. We did it in a light rain, and it was delightful. This is very popular, and the parking lot can fill up!
Written July 21, 2020
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Lynette F
58 contributions
Challenging Mountain bike trails
Jun. 2020 • Friends
I biked this trail and it is beautiful. It is an out and back trail with elevation changes and lots of roots. Also beautiful wildflowers and birds. Not suitable for bikes other than mountain bikes. It is listed as easy. I think challenging is a better description. I accidentally took my bike on the walking trails. Big mistake. The walking trails have obstacles and water crossings that are not suitable for bikes. Had fun anyway.
Written June 13, 2020
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Jeff M
Asheville, NC60 contributions
Easy trail
Aug. 2019
Easy hike off of pink beds picnic area. You can walk right into the wetlands and see animals and insects.
Written August 19, 2019
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Katy P
Port Saint Lucie, FL32 contributions
Pleasant easy walking trail
Jul. 2018 • Family
From a large park with a wide open field and picnic tables you can take this trail into the forest. There were numerous butterfly flowers full of butterflies.
Written August 19, 2018
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Jane H
Highlands, NC20 contributions
Easy, Flat Hiking Trail
Apr. 2018 • Friends
If you want to hike, bird or do a beautiful, leisurely walk - this is a perfect trail for you. Pets on leashes are welcome.

My experience included wonderful streams, trees and vegetation. For birders there were warblers, hawks and a variety of other birds.

While Pink Beds was once pink, for some reason, I didn't see anything pink except for some wildflowers. If you're in the area and have at least an hour, it's worth the stop. Also a nice picnic spot.
Written April 29, 2018
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Chandler
Jupiter, FL71 contributions
Beautiful Hike
Apr. 2018 • Family
This is a nice hike in Pisgah Forest that allows either a 3.3 mile or just under 6 mile hike. There is some lowlands Marsh area and some upper Forest area as well. So there's a decent amount of topography change with a nice variety of flora. You walked by several streams and over a couple boardwalks. They have built a lot of Wood Duck Boxes as well which makes the ducks really happy and keeps them warm. There's a nice picnic area in a very open field by the parking lot where you could definitely play some sports.
Written April 11, 2018
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Steve R
Brevard, NC299 contributions
Great flat hike
Aug. 2017 • Friends
Pink Beds trail can either be a 3 or slightly less than 6-mile hike and relatively flat all the way. We did it in August of 2017. The path itself is clear and marked well. At times its wide, almost 10 feet and at other times a single file path, sometimes muddy, sometimes root filled but easy to navigate. We only saw one other person when we hiked around 10 AM to 2 PM. There are many clearings along this hike as well as several meandering streams, expansive and beautiful patches of ferns, a boardwalk through a bog and many flowers in bloom, which surprised us considering it was mid-August. The patches of Joe Pye weed were in full bloom and almost 10 feet tall and covered in butterflies.

If you walk the full loop trail of about 6 miles you will see both the “fern forest” and the bog, however there is a cut off (the blue trail) that cuts the hike in half, but skips the ferns…and they are worth seeing. If you are hiking in the winter or early spring when the ferns are possibly not in bloom, you can easily skip the full loop and take the shortcut.

Pink Beds was named for the rhododendron and other wildflowers that bloomed pink in the past, but recent changes to this forest have diminished this color. However, there are still many rhododendrons to be seen in bloom if you are there at the right time.

This hike is unique in that it’s relatively flat, a rarity in the mountains. There are no waterfalls on this hike, but small streams meander throughout the hike.
Written September 2, 2017
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