Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bracken Preserve Opened 27 July 2012

Bracken Preserve, a 400 acre parcel of land which is owned by the City of Brevard and adjoins the Pisgah National Forest, is now open to the public.  It is the former watershed for Brevard.  It can be seen when you stand on Main Street and look west--it's the mountain in the distance.

photo courtesy of

The city has constructed a 5-mile loop trail on the property, as well as a spur trail that connects to FS 475C in Pisgah Forest.  Future plans include a dedicated connection to the downtown and to the multi-use bike path that starts just north of downtown and connects to the Davidson River Campground in Pisgah Forest.

map courtesy of City of Brevard

I'm looking forward to my first hike on the trails!  (soon, I hope)

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