Forest Festival Trail #319
1.3 mi - Easy - The Forest Festival Trail is open to the public during the Cradle of Forestry’s season, and guided walks are also available during this period. Annual schedules vary, so be sure to check at the information desk. The trail, a 1.3 mile paved loop, is easy and suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. It recreates many aspects of Dr. Carl Schenck’s Biltmore Forest Fair of 1908. The fair was a three-day excursion through the Biltmore Estate and Pisgah Forest to demonstrate the accomplishments and possibilities of practical forestry at a time when the word “forestry” was a new term in America. As you follow this trail you will see much of what Dr. Schenck’s visiting businessmen and government officials saw, including various plantations, a seedling nursery, portable sawmill, historic farm site and an original “Climax" locomotive that transported logs through these mountains at the turn of the last century.
Approximate Elevation Change: 30 feet
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||Hiking Trail: foot traffic only.|
|Operated By:||US Forest Service|