Fletcher Creek Trail

At A Glance

Easy

2.4 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 2.4
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Blue
Trail Number: 350
Rides That Use This Trail: Fletcher Creek

Description

Passing through some open fields which have been used to grow corn in the past, the upper part of this trail makes a very fun downhill: it's fast, gradual, winding, and just steep and bumpy enough to spice it up. Fields can get overgrown with weeds in the growing season, though. The lower part, which joins with the Hendersonville Reservoir Road, is a little steeper, faster, rockier, and more technical - fun in a different way. Has a few creek crossings.

This trail follows old route of Fletcher Fields Road and has been re-surfaced in recent years, drying it out some. The trail is part of the Fletcher Creek ride.

Note: the log bridge at the intersection with the Spencer Branch and Middle Fork trails was washed away during the storms of September, 2004, making it almost certainly a wet crossing.

Intersecting Trails

  • Middle Fork
  • Spencer Branch
  • This trail is located in the Mills River area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Mills 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:

    Fletcher Creek - Neverending Rd. to Middle Fork Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 1.17 mi

    Fletcher Creek - Fletcher Creek to Hend. Res. Rd.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 1.16 mi

    Fletcher Creek Crossing

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 127 ft

    Total Calculated Length: 2.36 mi

    This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

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    Comments

    Melanie S said: I would really know how/where to access this trail...(trailhead?) and where I can park to get to it. Any advice? Thanks

    Sunday, September 28 2014 7:05pm

    Jordan M. said: Lisa - that's a great idea and something we've been thinking about how to do properly. For now, we recommend using our Best Hikes section if you need more guidance than the raw trail details provide. Thanks for the comments and it's something we'll work to improve!

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 1:41pm

    Lisa Lewis said: Please tell us where the trailhead is. An address or some way to find parking would make the useful, and not just pretty.

    Saturday, September 14 2013 4:32pm
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