Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Brevard with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
12 days ago

Pretty Hike, nice falls, but nothing crazy. Nothing strenuous...we carried babies on our backs - very doable

hiking
13 days ago

Nice waterfalls in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC

hiking
24 days ago

One of my favorite hikes out here in WNC. There are no “smack you in the face” views like Looking Glass Rock. But there are consistently beautiful views of streams and a large waterfall. Not a difficult trail if you start left, but go right and it can be challenging!!! My dogs loved it because they could play in he water!

mountain biking
1 month ago

A nice little climb on the way up followed by some intense riding on the way down. Theres a pretty challenging portion with lots of roots, rocks, and sharp turns followed a much flowier portion next to a creek. I entered behind the stables and just kept making right turns until i made a loop.

walking
1 month ago

East going trail ideal for older folks who may be unused to hiking. Can be longish for them. Hiking poles useful for traversing rooted areas. Wild flowers and birds.

Great hike today. Was a little confusing at times but we figured it out with Alltrails and a quick glance at a paper map. Maybe some local groups need to volunteer time to refine some of the signage?

2 months ago

We took the left fork to start the loop and really the view walking up the valley paralleling the stream...

Nice trail but needs more blazes.

hiking
2 months ago

We really liked this hike lots to see especially crossing the bridges over the bogs

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail! Directions a little confusing, but we took Buckhorn Gap to the falls and Avery Creek Trail on the way back to the forestry road.

2 months ago

hiked 2-23-18.. start at the left first then turn left at the end and walk to the falls. if you start right you will be climbing up slick mountain bike trail. best to come down the mountain bike section. beautiful trail..takes about 3 hours ..

Like others have said, hiking up the mountain was a challenge! Came here for the workout and amazing views at the top.. exactly what I got.

For those that don’t already know, the dirt road out there should be taking real slow, many pot holes and places to get stuck if it’s wet.

3 months ago

Amazing hike. Quite easy with a few uphills. Beautiful waterfall, makes for a great day hike.

Nice varied terrain. Several river crossings, most with good bridges. Only passed 2 couples, otherwise total solitude. Pretty steep inclines, but doable for me as a 50 year old not in great shape. . Very nice views. Saw one deer.

on Daniel Ridge

3 months ago

Our Trail Life Troop hiked this trail on 1/20/2018. It had snowed a few days earlier and was very nice to see white all around us. The Trail was not hard but the bridges could use an upgrade for crossing over. Walking parallel with Davidson River and seeing icicles from water dripping was God’s gift to us that day. We will camp next to the river on another visit.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice moderate hike trough the forest with nice views of the river.

trail running
4 months ago

I run this loop all the time with my Jack Russell Terrier it is usually 5.5 miles from picnic area on my Garmin. Easier to navigate starting the loop from the left. Summer time weekends busy, week days not as bad, always a great run. Tends to get a few mud areas.

Great afternoon hiking trail

We hiked this on Thanksgiving... it was a beautiful day. The trail on my health app came up as 6.1 miles, maybe I looked about a lot...LOL we loved the running stream and the trails were nice.
Pretty place lots of diversity.

5 months ago

Added trail 106 that intersects with art loeb trail for a 10 mile hike. Awesome trek

6 months ago

Nice hike steep at beginning levels off soon then downhill. Wet leaves made footing dicey on the up part. Level along the Davidson. Best views along the river. Glad we did this !

on Pink Beds Trail

6 months ago

Well maintained, easy to navigate, level trail. Trail is easy to find and well marked from the road with large parking area. The loop is 5.3 miles, according to sign at start of the trail. Could easily take dogs or kids!

The Coontree Loop is a great hiking trail that begins on a slight uphill yet gradual becomes more steep lovely babbling brooks run beside the trail for several 100 yards. We took the Bennet Gap trail up to a cleared rock area for beautiful vistas of Looking Glass Rock and then made our way back, downhill and a lot easier than the first half. Great half day hike!

mountain biking
7 months ago

Rough and Rugged Black Diamond MTB trail - classic Pisgah

mountain biking
7 months ago

Remote and technical mountain bike trail... Long fire road climb to get there but totally worth it if you want to tackle the toughest MTB trail Pisgah has to offer

Very fun hike. My wife, myself and our two dogs did this loop by parking at the horse stables and starting at the claw hammer cove trail -> claw hammer road -> buck horn gap ( took the yellow blaze spur trail on the right to check out the falls) then hiked back down the spur trail and continued down buck horn gap until it intersected with Avery creek trail. Avery creek trail took us back to the road and to the horse stables.

The all trails app was helpful. We almost took a right on the hiker only portion of the buckhorn gap trail before the falls when we needed to take a left on the mixed use portion to take us down to the falls.

Trail maps are recommended as well as familiarity of the following trails and how they I intersect with one another:

1. Avery Creek Trail
2. Buck horn Gap Trail
3. Twin falls Trail
4. Clawhammer Road
5. Clawhammer Cove Trail

These trails will give you the loop with slight variations in options.

The falls are beautiful and larger than I expected they would be. There is also a third falls as well In the area within a few hundred yards.

7 months ago

Hiked this track 10/13 along with some adjoining trails Love scenery especially along the S Mill river

hiking
7 months ago

I parked at the trailhead about a 3/4 mile past the stables. Took the Clawhammer Cove Trail to the access road. Turn left continued up the road to Buckhorn Gap. The signs were a little confusing in several places - under I got to the falls the AllTrails map was great helping me stay on track. There is a trail running up the right side of the right waterfall (there are 2 hence Twin Falls). Near the fire ring area, go down to the water. I was able to cross the creek on a fallen tree and some rocks to get to the trail up to the waterfall. It was beautiful - I was able to go behind it. I then followed Buckhorn on to Avery Creek Trail. Just past the fire ring area and before the first wooden bridge, I discovered a tiny spur that went up to another small but very pretty fall. Did a nice loop - about 6 - 6 1/2 miles back to the car.

hiking
7 months ago

This was a beautiful hike, but we missed the trail marker to get back on Claw hammer from Buckhorn...make sure to keep an eye out it is back off the road a little ways and is over grown. However, it was a lot of fun and we were able to go under the falls at one point....we also saw a baby bear!! That was pretty exciting, so keep your eyes up for the trail marker and the wildlife! Happy trails!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice loop with two distinct halves. Eastern half stays close to South Fork of Mills River and has a wetland/riverside feel; also features some nice boardwalks. Western half has a little more up and down and has more of a foothills feel. Somewhat popular because it is one of the few fairly flat hikes of significant length in the area. On the harder side of easy due to the length. Overall, a very nice and fairly easy day hike.

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