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Mountains to Sea Trail: Folk Art Center to Haw Creek Overlook

Asheville, North Carolina



4.74 miles

Elevation Gain

561 ft

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The Mountains to Sea Trail in Asheville, North Carolina, is a notable hiking route that spans from the Folk Art Center to the Haw Creek Overlook. This trail measures approximately 4.74 miles in length and is rated as moderate in difficulty, making it suitable for hikers of varying skill levels. The path is well-marked and features a mix of terrain, including forested areas and open fields. Along the trail, hikers will encounter several points of interest. The Folk Art Center, located at the trail's starting point, showcases traditional and contemporary crafts from the Southern Appalachian region. Further along the trail, hikers will pass by a small creek and a variety of local flora and fauna. The trail culminates at the Haw Creek Overlook, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Hikers are advised to wear sturdy footwear, carry water, and be prepared for changes in weather. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to hike is in the spring or fall when the weather is mild and the foliage is vibrant.
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