8.5 miles
Distance
1,670 ft
Climb
-1,712 ft
Descent
3,503 ft
High Point

All the way from town, up into the hills. Never set foot in a motorized vehicle

Detailed Description
Bracken Mountain From Town is a 9 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Brevard North Carolina. This mountain bike only route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 1,670 ft with a max elevation of 3,503 ft then descends -1,712 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

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Mtn-Goat-13 (Oct 11, 2022 at 19:32)
Solid Meh DH: shredders avoid. Leave this one for the lycra-clad watermelon helmet crews
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Oct 11, 2022 at 19:31)
Trail Pinnacle
Less than Meh: well made but for 523 ft drop, its not a real DH - way too many little climbs in the drop. Just when ya think yr getting speed, yr climbing again… total bummer. Shredders avoid - fine for lallygagging but nothing gnarly or DH about it - thats fine, just saying its an XC /watermelon-helmet trail from 2012, not a relevant Pisgah drop.
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Oct 11, 2022 at 19:24)
Solid Meh: fine climbing but Bracken trails are dopey, stacked XC style, too-much-up-in-the-down type of trails you just cant rip down on. Of 1400 drop here, none of it is DH style - just when ya get speed yr climbing again. This is 2012 design for 2022+ - badly needs a revison to make relevant
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Mtn-Goat-13 (Oct 11, 2022 at 19:24)
Solid Meh: fine climbing but Bracken trails are dopey, stacked XC style, too-much-up-in-the-down type of trails you just cant rip down on. Of 1400 drop here, none of it is DH style - just when ya get speed yr climbing again. This is 2012 design for 2022+ - badly needs a revison to make relevant
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daceto817 (Jun 2, 2022 at 12:50)
The posted description is for the Horse Cove road in the Turkeypen area, not 475C. Pretty sure you can't see Pilot Rock or Slate Rock from here.
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whotftookhunky (Feb 16, 2020 at 7:06)
Trail Pinnacle
This trail was fun, and the climb was worth it. I was dry as of feb. 15, 2020, and like two days after the big rain the dirt was nice????????
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isbelljob (Jun 2, 2019 at 16:59)
Fire road climb starts at the hatchery and is 7 miles to the top.
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LegitBiker9000 (May 17, 2019 at 17:26)
Absolutely Horrible Trail! I DON’T KNOW WHAT SUCKS MORE HAVING TO RIDE THIS CRAP TRAIL OR SITTING IN BECKERS RELGION CLASS!
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benfin (Aug 1, 2022 at 11:15)
Sound like a whinny little kid
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Elduder714 (May 28, 2017 at 19:54)
Great way to come back down
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Elduder714 (May 28, 2017 at 19:54)
Great way to come back down
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Elduder714 (May 28, 2017 at 19:54)
Perfect climbing corners and a lot of them.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Bracken Mountain From Town mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,198 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,266 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,224 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -42.5%
  • Grade min
    51.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,044 ft
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