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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
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
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Open as of Jul 21, 2020
      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
      67
      Photos
      43
      Ridden Counter
      182

      Popular Bracken Preserve Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 4 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Bracken Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Pinnacle
      2 |
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 6:22am
      Jul 21, 2020
      trail: Pinnacle
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      Jul 21, 2020 @ 6:22am
      Jul 21, 2020
      trail: Pinnacle
      3 |
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 6:22am
      Jul 21, 2020
      47 |
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Feb 8, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Pinnacle
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 3:47pm
      Jul 21, 2020
      VariableScho-me We cleared the downed tree at the top of...
      Brushy Creek Trail
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 10:24am
      Jun 9, 2020
      IdealDaheeeHike
      Mackey Ridge Trail
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 10:24am
      Jun 9, 2020
      IdealDaheeeHike
      Bracken Mountain Trail
      May 21, 2020 @ 5:24pm
      May 21, 2020
      Variable906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS Some soggy slick spots

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #296810ncdabewishlisttrailPinnacle
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 3:01pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      user #1559722Dahveed1999riddentrailBracken Mountain Trail
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 10:05pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      user #2233934Scho-meaddreportPinnacle
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      Jul 21, 2020
      user #2307458ddiritoaddphoto in My City and 2 more
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 6:22am
      Jul 21, 2020
      user #2295160stevenwkramerriddentrailBracken Mountain Trail and 1 more
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 6:29am
      Jul 19, 2020

      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 5 26 21 14.5 km
      Dupont State Forest 22 37 109.8 km
      REEB Ranch 1 210 km
      Shining Rock Wilderness 110.1 km
      Middle Prong Wilderness10.9 km
      • By 906Yooper906 TRAILFORKS Pisgah SORBA & contributors
      • Admins: Pisgah, CMC
      • #33456 - 929 views

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