Biltmore Campus Trail

At A Glance


0.9 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 0.9
Steepness: Climbs Gently
Tread Condition: Paved
Trail Number: 006


0.9 mi - Easy - This is a historic tour of the Biltmore Forest School, the first school of forestry in America. There are eight buildings along this paved trail, which helps depict the life of a forestry student in the early 1900’s. You will walk past the schoolhouse (also used as a church), the commissary (also used as a community center), an 1882 ranger’s cabin, and a lodge that imitates the architecture used in the Black Forest of Germany. These historic buildings are open to the public during the Cradle of Forestry’s season, and some have taped recordings to supplement the exhibits in the Forest Discovery Center. Artisans, including a weaver, woodcarver, and toy maker, may be found practicing their trades in the summertime; annual schedules vary, so be sure to check at the information desk.

Intersecting Trails

  • Forest Festival
  • This trail is located in the Davidson River area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Davidson River trails list page.

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    Trail Segments

    Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

    Biltmore Campus - Building to Split

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.2 mi

    Biltmore Campus - W Half Loop

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.33 mi

    Biltmore Campus - E Half Loop

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.27 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 0.79 mi

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