January 22, 2017
In between two thunderstorms, I managed to make it out for a short hike. I’ve spoken before about my affinity for hiking in the rain. Lightening is another thing altogether.
Bear Branch Trail (#328) is located just outside Asheville near the North Mills Recreation Area. The trail itself is very family friendly, with an even grade and only 1.2 miles.
The northern terminus is the Seniard Mountain Road (F.S. 5001). I hiked the trail in 20 minutes, and decided to take the longer F.S. Road back to the car. There is a large amount of logging upon the mountains next to the road (pictured below).
Overall, this is a great area and I look forward to exploring it in the coming weeks.
Total mileage is 3 miles.