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      Bracken Preserve is a 395 acre property owned by the City of Brevard. The City has owned the property for decades, but it didn't open to the public until July of 2012. The property is located due west of downtown Brevard. In fact, if you stand on Main Street in downtown Brevard and look westward, you will see the distinct mountain range framed by the buildings along Main Street.

      Bracken is adjacent to Pisgah National Forest and its trails connect to Forest Service Road 475-C which provides access to the Fish Hatchery and the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. Camping and night-use of Bracken is allowed with City approval.
      Bracken Preserve Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of May 13, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      1,170 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,076 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,502 ft
      Reports
      168
      Photos
      55
      Ridden Counter
      2,108

      Photos of Bracken Preserve Mountain Bike

      97 |
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 5:07pm
      Aug 4, 2022
      112 |
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 5:07pm
      Aug 4, 2022
      | 1 comments
      93 |
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 5:07pm
      Aug 4, 2022
      109 |
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 5:06pm
      Aug 4, 2022
      113 |
      Mar 21, 2022 @ 6:38am
      Mar 21, 2022
      trail: Pinnacle
      112 |
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 6:22am
      Jul 21, 2020
      217 |
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Feb 8, 2020
      186 |
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Feb 8, 2020

      Videos of Bracken Preserve Mountain Bike

      Mountain biking Pisgah and Dupont trails in NC...
      5:38 | 478 | Apr 15, 2021 , Brevard
      2017.10.05 Bracken downhill
      2:31 | 352 | Mar 19, 2021 , Brevard

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Bracken Mountain Trail
      May 11, 2024 @ 3:55pm
      May 11, 2024
      DryGravel Bike Tree down on dogleg of Bracken that you...benmcgill
      Brushy Creek Trail
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 9:42am
      Apr 19, 2024
      IdealNice. One or two turns were damp. ...KudzooRider
      Mackey Ridge Trail
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 9:42am
      Apr 19, 2024
      IdealRooty trail and switchbacks. Climbing...KudzooRider
      Pinnacle
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 10:34am
      Feb 21, 2024
      Idealprovin1327

      Activity Feed

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      Ssudduthwishlistrouteactivity #53968221
      Jun 11, 2024 @ 7:06am
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      Ericansartwishlistrouteactivity #53752883
      Jun 7, 2024 @ 4:28am
      Jun 7, 2024
      poste42wishlistrouteactivity #53656996
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 3:57am
      Jun 5, 2024
      Kander41wishlistrouteactivity #53645576 and 1 more
      Jun 4, 2024 @ 7:05pm
      Jun 4, 2024
      Aaren248wishlistrouteactivity #53444046
      Jun 1, 2024 @ 1:35am
      Jun 1, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      dodmamaatrailBrushy Creek Trailthis is a beginner trail, you won't find any...
      Feb 28, 2024 @ 5:05am
      Feb 28, 2024
      provin1327trailBrushy Creek TrailFun trail, especially at night
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 6:47pm
      Feb 21, 2024
      provin1327trailPinnacleFun trail, especially at night
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 6:47pm
      Feb 21, 2024
      Bbliss318trailBrushy Creek TrailNot sure why this is presented as a climb...
      Sep 10, 2023 @ 6:13pm
      Sep 10, 2023
      Bbliss318trailPinnacleThe only thing that should make this a black...
      Sep 10, 2023 @ 6:00pm
      Sep 10, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Pisgah Ranger District 10 33 20 14.5 km
      Dupont State Recreational Forest 20 35 119.8 km
      Shining Rock Wilderness 1 110.1 km
      Middle Prong Wilderness10.9 km
      North Mills River 2 11 513.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike47 miles1,171 ft3 miles1,076 ft
      #1,766#95458168263,313
      Hike47 miles1,171 ft3 miles1,076 ft
      #1,339#841170258
      Trail Running47 miles1,171 ft3 miles1,076 ft
      #1,341#8381701179
      • By 906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS Pisgah SORBA & contributors
      • Admins: Pisgah, CMC
      • #33456 - 4,664 views

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