Bent Creek Recreational Area, Asheville

Directions: Exit 2 off of I-26.  Ask at the Hot Spot convenience store or a mountain bike store in the area.  Bent Creek is southwest of Asheville and includes the North Carolina Arboretum.

Trail Information: It's been a while since I've run there.  All sorts of trails.  UNC Asheville might be a good source of information (Roy Benson's Nike Running Camp uses the trails).  Lots of people mountain bike there.  Also people on horseback.  Shut-in Ridge Trail Run is an annual event (very rugged and by invitation only, I believe - check with the Greenville SC Track Club for info).

Miscellaneous Information: North Carolina Farmers Market is close by.  A great time to go is in the fall at apple time (Edneyville, which is just east of Hendersonville on Hwy 64, is one big apple orchard).

Bob Young