Betty Place Trail

1.1 Miles – Easy

The Betty Place Trail is a shady and easy trail tucked away in the slopes west of Hot Springs.

Trail Description

The Betty Place trail begins at the trailhead to the right of the trail kiosk. Following the yellow blazes the single-track trail has knee-high shrubs and overgrowth. It’s recommended to wear long pants for this hike. 100 feet down the trail hikers are faced with a fork in the trail, which is the start of the loop. Follow the trail to the right towards the scenic bridge crossing a small, tumbling creek.

The trail continues through rolling hills and older forests. At nearly 0.5 miles into the hike the trail crosses two small bridges and intersects with the Bluff Mountain Loop. Follow the left trail to stay on the Betty Place Loop.

The trail continues over gentle slopes and crosses one more stream with no bridge at 0.75 miles into the loop. Please take caution when crossing.

At 1.1 miles the trail returns to the intersection signifying the start of the loop with the scenic bridge. Take the trail right back to the parking lot.

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Driving from Asheville: Take I-26 W towards Weaverville. In 8 miles take exit 19A to get on US-25 N/ US-70 W towards Marshall. In 29 miles turn left onto Upper Shut In Road. Follow Upper Shut In Road for 4 miles to a sign pointing to the Betty Place Trail and parking on the left.