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  • Ideal
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Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
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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.
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      Region Details
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 15, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,185 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,076 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,505 ft
      Reports
      108
      Photos
      41
      Ridden Counter
      782

      Popular Bracken Preserve Mountain Biking Trails

      Photos of Bracken Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Pinnacle
      24 |
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 6:22am
      Jul 21, 2020
      trail: Pinnacle
      33 |
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 6:22am
      Jul 21, 2020
      trail: Pinnacle
      30 |
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 6:22am
      Jul 21, 2020
      119 |
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Feb 8, 2020
      114 |
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Feb 8, 2020
      194 |
      Feb 1, 2020 @ 6:56pm
      Feb 1, 2020
      110 |
      May 8, 2019 @ 4:34pm
      May 8, 2019
      133 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 10:54am
      Apr 14, 2019

      Videos of Bracken Preserve Mountain Bike

      Mountain biking Pisgah and Dupont trails in NC...
      5:38 | 75 | Apr 15, 2021 , Brevard
      2017.10.05 Bracken downhill
      2:31 | 114 | Mar 19, 2021 , Brevard

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Bracken Mountain Trail
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 11:06am
      Sep 15, 2021
      IdealDunklebrau
      Mackey Ridge Trail
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 11:06am
      Sep 15, 2021
      IdealDunklebrau
      Pinnacle
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 11:06am
      Sep 15, 2021
      DryDunklebraulots of loose rock building up in the...
      Brushy Creek Trail
      Sep 9, 2021 @ 1:20pm
      Sep 9, 2021
      Variablemtbrdag

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1499898Azzinaro1109wishlisttrailBracken Mountain Trail
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 5:13am
      3 days
      user #1443267DunklebrauaddreportBracken Mountain Trail and 2 more
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 2:09pm
      Sep 15, 2021
      user #1265389mtbrdagaddreportBracken Mountain Trail and 1 more
      Sep 10, 2021 @ 7:19am
      Sep 10, 2021
      user #1443267DunklebrauaddreportBracken Mountain Trail and 2 more
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 8:11am
      Aug 22, 2021
      user #1443267DunklebrauaddreportBracken Mountain Trail and 3 more
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 6:26pm
      Jul 23, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1442577ColombiahasbeenaaboutthesnailtrailPinnacleThis trail was fun, and the climb was worth...
      Feb 16, 2020 @ 7:06am
      Feb 16, 2020
      user #1333205Elduder714trailBracken Mountain TrailGreat way to come back down
      May 28, 2017 @ 7:54pm
      May 28, 2017
      user #1333205Elduder714trailBrushy Creek TrailPerfect climbing corners and a lot of them.
      May 28, 2017 @ 7:54pm
      May 28, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Pisgah Ranger District 7 28 21 14.5 km
      Dupont State Forest 22 34 119.8 km
      Shining Rock Wilderness 1 110.1 km
      Middle Prong Wilderness10.9 km
      North Mills River 1 11 413.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike45 miles1,184 ft2 miles1,076 ft
      #1,433#76541108101,591
      Hike45 miles1,184 ft2 miles1,076 ft
      #1,097#672108114
      Trail Running45 miles1,184 ft2 miles1,076 ft
      #1,105#674108153
      • By 906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS Pisgah SORBA & contributors
      • Admins: Pisgah, CMC
      • #33456 - 1,831 views

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Bracken Preserve.
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