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Best trails in Brevard

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Looking for a great trail near Brevard, North Carolina? AllTrails has 43 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Gorges State Park or Table Rock State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park or Green River Gameland. Ready for some activity? There are 28 moderate trails in Brevard ranging from 1.8 to 73.2 miles and from 2,096 to 5,301 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Brevard
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#1 - Looking Glass Rock Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
This is a great hike with a steady climb. There are only a few points where things get a little technical, but wear the right shoes and it’s not bad. The end is amazing - find a spot to sit down and enjoy the view. NOTE: Users have reported that parking on the dirt road next to the trailhead will result in a fine.Show more
#2 - John Rock Trail Loop
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
Note: This trail can get very muddy. Fairly arduous at upper levels, it's a big quad workout. There are many roots, broken ground and streams along this route. Views from rocky outcrop near top are spectacular!Show more
#3 - Cat Gap Trail to John Rock Loop
Davidson River Recreational Area
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
#4 - Twin Falls Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
#5 - Daniel Ridge Loop
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Please note that many hikers have suggested staying alert for trail direction changes on this trail. Show more
#6 - Pink Beds Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
Nice, relatively flat hike along stream bed, Numerous clearings. From the Pink Beds Parking lot, take the trail east. The start of the trail is clearly marked and the route is easy to follow by the orange markings on trees along the way. The trail criss-crosses the stream frequently on well maintained foot bridges. The trek is relatively flat and numerous clearings are encountered for wildlife viewing.Show more
#7 - Art Loeb Trail
Shining Rock Wilderness Area
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Length: 28.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Art Loeb Trail is one of the longer and more difficult trails in the state, and it's also one of the more popular. The trail serves as a memorial to Art Loeb, a former industrialist and activist from the Carolina Mountain Club, and a man who "deeply loved these mountains." Traveling mainly along peaks and ridges rather than in the valleys, the trail offers many views along the way to its lofty high points. It skirts along the southwestern rim of the Davidson River valley, then skips across some of the highest peaks in the Black Balsam area before descending Cold Mountain to the Daniel Boone Scout Camp. It takes the hiker to some of the finest scenery to be found in Pisgah, and you'll view or cross many of the landmark mountains in the region. Many folks use this trail for an extended backpacking trip (at least 3-4 days) and plenty of campsites along the trail will facilitate that kind of trip. Others use shorter sections of the trail for day hikes, or use connecting trails to form loops.Show more
#8 - Cat Gap Loop Trail
Davidson River Recreational Area
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Please note that portions of this trail may be closed and trail may not be able to completed as a loop.Show more
#9 - Butter Gap to Cat Gap Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
#10 - Log Hollow Waterfalls
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
You can see 4 waterfalls - 2 are kid friendly (Log Hollow and Logging Road Falls) and 2 require a bit of scrambling to get to (Discovery and Upper Log Hollow Falls). Show more
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