Arbor Trace Hike & Shuttle

Accessible to guests via shuttle, the Arbor Trace Trail is the estate’s most remote East Side trail system. Enjoy this exciting new experience one of two ways: with a knowledgeable Outdoor Adventure Center guide, or on your own!

Guided Option:

Immersed in the natural beauty of a rarely explored part of the estate, participants will hear Biltmore’s fascinating forestry story, as well as the history of the land and surrounding area (both before and during the Vanderbilts’ era), plus interesting facts about wildlife and plants encountered along the trail. Offering more technical footing (dirt trails with uneven terrain, roots, rocks, and mud), this 3.5-mile hike is recommended for more experienced hikers and walkers.

Shuttle-Only Option:

For hikers interested in exploring the Arbor Trace Trail without a guide, seats in the van may be purchased for roundtrip travel to and from the trailhead; there is no private parking at the trailhead. Shuttle-Only hikers will be dropped off at 2 p.m. and picked up upon the completion of their hike (no later than 4:30 p.m.).


Maximum of 12 participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost Guided Option: $25 (Ages 10 & Up) $10 (Kids 9 & Under)
Shuttle-Only Option: $10 (All Ages)
Duration 2 hours
Hours of Operation 2 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Location Antler Hill Village
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