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Weekly Destination Hike: Cantrell Creek Lodge


November 13, 2017

Tim Koerber

The site of one of George Vanderbilt's hunting lodges remains for visitors to catch a glimpse of history. The lodge was dismantled and reconstructed at the Cradle of Forestry in 1979.

Our weekly destination hike is the site of the Cantrell Creek lodge in Pisgah National Forest. Access to where the lodge once stood can be easy, with little elevation gain for hikers, or it can be difficult. It just depends on how you want to go about it. The lodge once stood at the intersection of Cantrell Creek Trail and the South Mills River Trail.

For this hike, start at the Turkey Pen parking lot. It will take most hikers about an hour and a half of easy hiking on the South Mills River trail, which is flat other than the section right out of the parking lot. While it is all-downhill...

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