train that can be seen while hiking along the forest festival trail in pisgah national forestThe Forest Festival Trail

The trail is 1.3 miles and blends Dr. Schenck’s forestry experiments with forest work today while allowing for discussions on many topics, including how plants grow, decomposition, forest issues, and past transportation methods. Highlights include an ozone garden, antique portable sawmill, and a 1914 Climax locomotive. Climb aboard and ring the bell!

 

 

 

 

 

Biltmore Campus Trail

wagon found along the biltmore campus trail while hiking in pisgah national forest The trail is 1.0 mile and winds through the Biltmore Forest School’s rustic campus. A one-room schoolhouse, general store, cabins, blacksmith shop, and a garden provide opportunities to discuss life in the early 1900’s and forest resources. Glimpse the lives of the first American forestry students and the families who lived here. If time is pressed a visit to the first three buildings only can be arranged and still be meaningful.

 

bridge on the forest discover trail while hiking in pisgah national forestForest Discovery Trail

The Forest Discovery Trail is 1.3 miles long and loops above the Forest Festival Trail, making for a 2.2 mile loop from the backdoor of the main building. Discover your own forest stories along this scenic trail. Keep an eye out for a hidden cascade, rest on benches along the way and take in the woodsy views while catching a glimpses of the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Pink Beds Valley below.