Davidson River Recreation Area Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Davidson River Recreation Area Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brevard, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.2 miles 688 feet Loop

kid friendly



fly fishing


trail running



Directions from Brevard, NC: Travel US 276 northwest for approximately 1.5 miles to the recreation area.

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mountain biking
2 months ago

Great trails, we had a blast

3 months ago

Beautiful trail along the river, mountain views and many beautiful wildflowers.

9 months ago

It was beautiful!

1 year ago

1 year ago

This area is full of activities for the family. This is one of my favorite camping places(Davidson river campground/pisgah national forest). The camping loops are paved and equipped with fire rings and tent pads. There are 2 bath/shower houses on each loop and they are clean! The trout fishing is amazing and the trails range from easy to difficult. If you camp here and you have younger kids be sure to visit the fish hatchery and looking glass falls. Tubing is also available during summer months but water levels can be a bit low depending on rainfall. Firewood is for sale at the gate and the staff are super friendly. 5+ stars!!

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4 years ago

Took the North Slope Trail loop located in the campgrounds for a nice little day hike. Has some nice elevation gain.

6 years ago

Lots to explore, difficulty ranges depending on the trail . . . free camping throughout the area!