Foster Creek Trail
At A Glance
1.59 mi one-way
Difficulty Rating: 1.59
Steepness: Some Hills
Tread Condition: Few Obstacles
Blaze Color: Orange
Trail Number: 610
Pleasant, easy trail travels through the lowlands beside Foster Creek, in a rather detached section of Pisgah National Forest. No intersections with any other trails (except the old logging road). Mostly white pine and cove hardwood forests, with an understory of mountain laurel. Passes through huge areas of ground pine, like a carpet of green on the forest floor. Can be made into a loop using Foster Creek Road. Unfortunately, this trail is slated to be turned back into a road as a part of the Brushy Ridge logging project.
This trail is located in the Pisgah Ranger District area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Pisgah Ranger District trails list page.
This trail also crosses into these trailhead areas:
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David and Donna Sharrits said: Will you please email me back to let me know if you are going to keep this trail open. We so want to keep hiking on Foster Creek. Beautiful trail. We love it. A native of this area and love it. Sincerely, David and Donna Sharrits I, Donna graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1967.
David and Donna Sharrits said: Please keep this trail open. We have loved this trail for a lot of years. We have told my doctor in Hendersonville Dr. Hicks that this is a good trail for people with disabilities to hike on. It is so peaceful, easy and beautiful. How many places in the forest are good enough for senior citizens to walk on? Hardly any! There is more people hiking this trail than you know about. They just don't know about this web site to tell you how they feel. PLEASE DON'T CLOSE this trail. Sincerely, David and Donna Sharrits
David and Donna Sharrits said: My husband David and I love this trail. We are now senior citizens and this trail is perfect for us. The lady slippers along the trail are so pretty in the spring. The forest is beautiful! This trail is close to where we live in Horse Shoe, NC and easy to get too. We love any part of Pisgah National Forest! Donna and David Sharrits