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Bracken Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (12)

A machine-built trail ascending 1000' to connect with Pisgah National Forest.


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Map Key

4.2

Miles

6.8

KM

Singletrack

3,461' 1,055 m

High

2,476' 755 m

Low

1,055' 321 m

Up

159' 49 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Closed at night.

Description

This is the main trail within Bracken Preserve. Beginning at the parking area at the end of Pinnacle Drive, and connecting with Forest Service road 475-C in Pisgah National Forest.

This trail features 1000' of elevation gain from the trailhead to the high ridge which marks the USFS boundary. The beginning of the trail is tight and features several sharp switchbacks due to the narrow conservation easement granted to allow access to the Bracken Preserve property.

Bracken Mountain Trail is marked with blue blazes.

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Shared By:

Aaron Bland

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  4.2 from 12 votes

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#151

in North Carolina

#4,650

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Turning from Bracken Mountain Trail onto Pinnacle Trail
Mar 12, 2020 near Brevard, NC

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May 13, 2020
Jon Greener
Jul 13, 2019
Nicholas Feliciano
Slow but flows nothing technical and lots of switch backs
May 15, 2019
Al B
Climbed brutal Bracken switchbacks & added the Brushy Creek Loop, followed by long flowy downhill. Gr8 group ride from Squatch Bike Shop! 7.8mi — 1h 13m
Apr 18, 2019
Sydney Wenger
Mar 28, 2019
Kaleb Ealahan
Mar 25, 2019
Kaleb Ealahan
Mar 13, 2018
Luke Miller
Apr 8, 2017
Sara Bailey Stocks