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Bracken Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (17)

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 Not Allowed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Aaron Bland with improvements by Robert Benedum

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  3.9 from 17 votes

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  3.9 from 17 votes
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#167

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#5,574

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Ridgeline Dupont National Forest - Flow Trail
Jan 9, 2021 near Brevard, NC
Turning from Bracken Mountain Trail onto Pinnacle Trail
Mar 12, 2020 near Brevard, NC

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Apr 26, 2021
Rick Garcia
Mar 14, 2021
Greg Tempel
28.2mi — 3h 30m
Dec 28, 2020
Jeff Sayers
All Up Hill, ready to go down 4.2mi
Oct 1, 2020
Kirk Sutton
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