Andy Cove Nature Trail

Trail Category: Hiking and Trail

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  • This short, easy gem of a trail circles a forest cove via elevated boardwalks, bridges and a 30-foot SWINGING suspension bridge sure to delight the young at heart! (Not a steep ravine; don’t worry.)

    It changes with all seasons and an interpretive sign will help you identify common birds in the forest.

    The creekside bench near the end of the trail sits on the site of a former and long gone cabin. (Notice the few pieces of the remaining moss-covered foundation.) The perfect spot for an impromptu afternoon nap in the dappled afternoon sunlight, lulled to sleep by the gurgling water and birdsong.



  • Use: Hiking and Trail
    Pisgah National Forest
    Features: Water
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Difficulty: Easy
    Usage: Heavy
    Trail condition: Good
    Dog Friendly: Dogs must be on leash in developed recreation areas.
    Wheelchair Accessible: No
    Seasons: Year-round
    Restrooms: Restrooms at the Ranger Station are not always open.
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  • Directions:

    This loop trail leaves from the rear of the Pisgah District Ranger Station/Visitor Center parking lot, located on US 276. A gray and black wooden sign marks the trailhead, but the trail may be hiked in either direction.