Davidson River Recreation Area Trail

MODERATE 24 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.2 miles
567 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




trail running



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

1 month ago

nice hike. got off on some paths that ended up not being part of the trail. ended up making my hike more like 7 miles. a couple down trees on the trail. but easy enough to get over.

1 month ago

Very easy hike, takes less than an hour & a half to complete. Best to park at the visitor center and use Exercise Trail. Nice raised walkway and cool suspension bridge. Trail follows alongside the river and campground where there’s a nice swimming spot. Dog and bike friendly.

4 months ago

If you staying at the campground and just start walking around to visit the Ranger Station or see the Church, all you have to do is walk/bike the front of the northslope and you will finish it all. Didn't realize that I had completed it all in couple of walkabouts while staying there. Nice walk, take the dog or bike see lots of others just doing the same.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Fun and easy!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

easy hike. not very good views. peaceful.

mountain biking
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Great trails, we had a blast

Friday, October 28, 2016

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

Friday, May 06, 2016

It was beautiful!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

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

Thursday, April 08, 2010

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

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