Davidson River Recreation Area Trail

MODERATE 19 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.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
688 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

trail running

forest

waterfall

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

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1 month ago

2 months ago

Fun and easy!

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7 months ago

easy hike. not very good views. peaceful.

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

Great trails, we had a blast

hiking
11 months ago

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

Friday, May 06, 2016

It was beautiful!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

camping
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!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

hiking
Thursday, May 02, 2013

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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.

hiking
Thursday, April 08, 2010

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