Bent Creek Trails MapRun Orienteering Course

(2 customer reviews)


Bent Creek Trails MapRun Orienteering Course.



Located just outside Asheville, NC at 35.49144473573905, -82.6276373047387 in Bent Creek Experimental Forest. Click here for Google Maps driving directions.

MapRun is a smartphone app for orienteering that runs silently in your pocket while you navigate with a paper map and compass. It tracks your progress with GPS and keeps score of your orienteering session. You can learn about MapRun here –

There are NO MARKERS IN THE FIELD. You are navigating with a map and compass to GPS locations instead of flags.


  • Suitable for all experience levels.
  • Four courses included:
    • “Baker’s Dozen” Scatter Course – 13 control points. Visit as many as you like (at least one) in any order and return to the Start.
    • Yellow Classic Course – 4..0km, 5 control points
    • Orange Classic Course – 4.7km, 8 control points
    • Red Classic Course – 6.4km, 13 control points
  • Strava upload and all-time leaderboard (optional)
  • Your purchase confirmation email will contain relevant download links for all courses and additional materials to get you started.
  • How many maps to buy?
    • You are welcome to bring friends and family with just one $5 map purchase, but please limit MapRun smartphone instances to the number of maps purchased. Self-print maps should be purchased per device. For example, if you purchase a single $5 map, you can print out your courses, go out there with your friends and family and run MapRun on a single device to track your group’s result. If you want to run MapRun on multiple devices, though, please purchase that many maps.

About the Map

  • 1:15,000 scale LiDAR, OpenStreetMap and Strava Global Heatmap base map of the Lake Powhatan Recreational Area in Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Pisgah National Forest just west of Asheville, NC.
  • Elevation contours are 5m and though these mountains are very steep in places, a lot of the course can be done on relatively flat hiking trails and gravel roads.
  • The map is NOT FIELD-CHECKED. It has SOME field-checking done, but it should not be regarded as a field-checked map. The vegetation depicts rhododendron and mountain laurel and denser thickets, but underbrush is not accurately depicted. Use at your own risk.

Additional information


Self-print PDFs, Paper copies by mail

2 reviews for Bent Creek Trails MapRun Orienteering Course

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  1. Peggy Marks and I had a great time today on the Orange. Only got lost once! Keep them coming Chris!

  2. Love, love, love the Bent Creek Course. Some trails, some bushwhacking, some stream crossings and a beautiful park. There is nothing better than running around in the woods on a beautiful day looking for no flags.

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