Ribbon-cutting was held July 27 to officially open the the 7.1 miles of new trails. Bracken Mountain trail is located next to the Brevard Music Center off of Pinnacle Road, just a hop, skip and wheelie ride from downtown. It is sure to give you a thrill and maybe even a bit of air! The shorter loops are perfect for a quick ride, however when you need a day of biking, the longer trails will give you a bigger challenge, not only on Bracken Mountain but even on up to the Fish Hatchery in Pisgah National Forest. That’s right, the trails on Bracken Mountain lead directly to the forest for even more biking/hiking/walking/stumbling adventure!
The 400-acre tract called Bracken Mountain was purchased in the early 1900’s by the city of Brevard for their water supply. The city of Brevard chose to preserve the land for public recreational activities and early 2012 brought volunteers to begin clearing the trail. Over 75 volunteers helped to create this playground on Bracken Mountain.
Locals are already enjoying the trail and saying great things about the experience. Check out http://brackenmountain.com or just get your fanny-pack out to Bracken Mountain to have your own adventure!