35.5 miles
Distance
3,262 ft
Climb
-3,523 ft
Descent
3,465 ft
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Epic XC ride that provides great views of John Rock, Davidson River, and Looking Glass Rock. Toughest part is the first few miles up Bracken with some steep and occasionally techy climbs. Once you reach the top of Bracken the next serval miles flow fast down to the fish hatchery where you can cool off in the Davidson river or jump across Fish Hatchery road and climb the gravel on the east side of Cove Creek. Toward the top watch for some killer views of Looking Glass Rock, but may not be totally visible when leaves are full. Continue around to join up with the fast single track descent on the west side of Cove Creek. Heads up if you take the short "Cove creek connector" as it was pretty washed out in spots. At the bottom of the descent you past the campground and can pickup Davidson river trail that will spit you back onto Fish Hatchery road. Continue east and it will eventually join HW276 rolling you back to the Hub.

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Brevard to the Hub via Bracken Mt and Cove Creek is a 36 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 10 trails. This route climbs 3,262 ft with a max elevation of 3,465 ft then descends -3,523 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Brevard to the Hub via Bracken Mt and Cove Creek mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,104 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,427 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,165 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -31.4%
  • Grade min
    43.3%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    18 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Horse Cove Road (475C)
Jun 1, 2024 @ 3:14pm
Jun 1, 2024
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. Moderately difficult to fight through with heavy poison ivy on both sides
Cove Creek Connector
Jun 1, 2024 @ 7:01am
Jun 1, 2024
Estatoe Trail
May 26, 2024 @ 7:50am
May 26, 2024
There is a tree down at the bridge construction site that is absolutely massive and basically impassable. It fell within the last 2 days. There's no easy way around it, especially on a bike.
Bracken Mountain Trail
May 11, 2024 @ 3:55pm
May 11, 2024
Tree down on dogleg of Bracken that you can cut through with Mackey
Cove Creek
Apr 20, 2024 @ 7:01am
Apr 20, 2024
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