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Hiking Trails

Hiking at Bent Tree isn't just a pasttime . . . it's a passion.

The Trails At Bent Tree

To know Bent Tree better, you can hike our trails, enjoy Pendley Creek and Lake Tamarack, and meet our residents along your journey. Life is good in Bent Tree! The Bent Tree Lake & Wildlife Committee maintains four trails in Bent Tree: Sallie Doss, Forever Memorial, Denny Ridge and Beaver Run. They range from easy to strenuous, and each trail offers its own unique hiking experience. Additionally, the Spillway Observation Path adjacent to Forever Memorial will provide serene relaxation.

Denny Ridge Trail - 3/4 Mile (Moderate to Strenuous)

This short but strenuous trail shows off the wild terrain that makes up much of Bent Tree. A mountain stream makes it cool in the summer, spectacular in the fall and beautiful in the spring when the mountain laurel blooms. A steep climb rewards you with a bench to enjoy the beauty.

Beaver Run Trail - 1 Mile (Easy to Moderate)

This unique trail offers both lake and mountain stream views. You start on a flat, leisurely stroll along Lake Tamarack, then turn right to follow along Long Swamp Creek. But the easy walk quickly shows its mountain character as it meanders to Tamarack Drive. Several opportunities allow you to dip your feet into cool mountain waters or just sit on a rock to enjoy the moment.

Sallie Doss Trail - 1/2 Mile (Easy)

This is a trail the whole family can enjoy, including the family dog. It’s a short walk to a dock for fishing, picnic tables for a outdoor meal, and benches to enjoy waters-edge view of Lake Tamarack. Be sure to notice the plaque noting one of the marker trees for which Bent Tree was named, and the old chimney from settler Sallie Doss’ cabin.

Forever Memorial Trail - 3/4 Mile (Easy)

The spillway area offers interesting contrasts with its rushing waterfall, quiet pools and Memorial Garden. Start at the Memorial Garden and follow a trail along scenic Pendley Creek which flows easily down to the horse-dotted Pendley Meadow. You might find you are sharing the trail with horses and riders from the Bent Tree Stables.

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