Best Trails Near Brevard NC

Brevard has 91 trails in the vicinity, including 42 for mountain biking and 36 hiking trails. These trails range from 0.1 to 65 miles in length. The longest trail in Brevard is Forest Heritage Scenic Drive: Pisgah National Forest near Brevard a well-known trail measuring 65 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Black Mountain, Horse Cove Gap and Clawhammer. Trails.com member Jean-Claude L. recently completed Forest Heritage Scenic Drive: Pisgah National Forest near Brevard.

More information on the best trails in Brevard can be found below.
  • Daniel Ridge Loop

    4 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    The cove of Daniel Ridge Creek may just be the most peaceful, beautiful place you have ever seen. Words cannot do justice to the wonder of this place, where the air, the stream, the rocks, and ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The cove of Daniel Ridge Creek may just be the most peaceful, beautiful place you have ever seen. Words cannot do justice ...

  • Black Mountain

    3 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    Simply put, this is one of the top three descents in the entire forest. It should be on the “A” list for any rider who requires enormous doses of heartbreak, challenge, and adrenaline. Make ...
    •  2.5 to 4.5 hours
    •  9.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Simply put, this is one of the top three descents in the entire forest. It should be on the “A” list for any rider who requires ...

  • French Broad River Cruise

    3 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    The French Broad River Cruise, amazingly enough in light of the surrounding terrain, is not difficult because it wanders through the French Broad River valley, caressing the river along much ...
    •  40.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The French Broad River Cruise, amazingly enough in light of the surrounding terrain, is not difficult because it wanders ...

  • Daniel Ridge

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    It's a bit of a push to the ridge, but once you're there the extra effort is long forgotten. The grassy woods, open meadows and cliff-top views heighten your senses, while some technical riding ...
    •  1.25 hours - intermediate level
    •  4.1 miles
    •  Guide

    It's a bit of a push to the ridge, but once you're there the extra effort is long forgotten. The grassy woods, open meadows ...

  • Thrift Cove Loop

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    Think of this trail as Black Mountain Extra, Extra Light. It’s got a respectable (if smooth-surfaced) climb up Thrift Cove, then returns along the lower section of Black Mountain. The descent ...
    •  30 minutes to 1 hour
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Think of this trail as Black Mountain Extra, Extra Light. It’s got a respectable (if smooth-surfaced) climb up Thrift Cove, ...

  • Forest Heritage Scenic Drive: Pisgah National Forest near Brevard

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    A 65-mile paved road through the heart of the Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest, past waterfalls, historic sites, mountain overlooks, and miles of lush, undeveloped forest. ...
    •  65 miles
    •  Guide

    A 65-mile paved road through the heart of the Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest, past waterfalls, historic ...

  • Farlow Gap

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    This is not a ride for someone with bad knees. A long climb is followed by a great ride along the ridge and then a very steep downhill that requires a fair amount of carrying. Ride surface ...
    •  4.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  10.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is not a ride for someone with bad knees. A long climb is followed by a great ride along the ridge and then a very ...

  • Thrift Cove

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    Only minutes from the ranger station, this trail works its way slowly up the cove on a grassy logging road before returning by way of the Black Mountain Trail along Thrift Creek. You can double ...
    •  30 minutes to 1.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Only minutes from the ranger station, this trail works its way slowly up the cove on a grassy logging road before returning ...

  • Butter Gap

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    After a long climb on forest roads you'll find a wide trail up to Butter Gap and the foot of Cedar Rock's cliffs. Check your brake cables because the last 3.5 miles are all downhill. Ride surface ...
    •  2.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  11.8 miles
    •  Guide

    After a long climb on forest roads you'll find a wide trail up to Butter Gap and the foot of Cedar Rock's cliffs. Check ...

  • Gumstand Gap

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    With views of Looking Glass Rock, John Rock and several high waterfalls, this is an appealing scenic ride. Throw in four miles of great single track and you've got something special. Highlights: ...
    •  1.75 hours - intermediate level
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    With views of Looking Glass Rock, John Rock and several high waterfalls, this is an appealing scenic ride. Throw in four ...

  • Horse Cove Gap

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    This ride begins with a forest road climb and views that rival any in Pisgah—just make sure you look over your shoulder on the way up. You’ll easily spot Pilot Rock and Slate Rock hanging on ...
    •  2.5 to 5 hours
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride begins with a forest road climb and views that rival any in Pisgah—just make sure you look over your shoulder on ...

  • Sam Knob Summit and Flat Laurel Creek Trails

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    The Sam Knob Summit Trail is an out-and-back trail to a perfect picture-taking spot on a high-elevation knob. Or, you can create a loop trail by combining the Sam Knob with the Flat Laurel Creek ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Sam Knob Summit Trail is an out-and-back trail to a perfect picture-taking spot on a high-elevation knob. Or, you can ...

  • Old Cantrell Creek Lodge

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    This ride is easy, with a few hills and several suspension bridge river crossings. The ride takes you up the South Mills River to an old lodge chimney. Built in 1890, the historic lodge itself ...
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is easy, with a few hills and several suspension bridge river crossings. The ride takes you up the South Mills ...

  • Club Gap

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    Climbing steeply on single track from the historic Cradle of Forestry, this trail works its way up and over into the popular Avery Creek drainage area. A forest road with a fantastic view of ...
    •  2 hours - intermediate level
    •  10.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Climbing steeply on single track from the historic Cradle of Forestry, this trail works its way up and over into the popular ...

  • Fletcher Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    It's easy to understand why this area is so popular among mountain bikers. The mixed hardwood forest provides plenty of shade on those hot, midsummer rides. And in the winter, after leaf fall, ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    It's easy to understand why this area is so popular among mountain bikers. The mixed hardwood forest provides plenty of shade ...

  • Pressley Gap

    1 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    Starting and finishing at the ranger station, this ride combines easy streamside riding with a 4-mile climb and good technical downhill single track. Ride surface: single track 2.9 miles, double ...
    •  3.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Starting and finishing at the ranger station, this ride combines easy streamside riding with a 4-mile climb and good technical ...

  • Summey Cove

    0 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    Following the upper reaches of French Broad River, this route takes you to a hidden 60-foot waterfall. Don't let the distance fool you; there is one very steep hill climb. The ride surface ...
    •  2.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Following the upper reaches of French Broad River, this route takes you to a hidden 60-foot waterfall. Don't let the distance ...

  • Pilot Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    High-altitude trails at their best, with spectacular views of John, Cedar, and Looking Glass Rocks. You’ll circle the top of Pilot Mountain. Watch for the hidden turn just past Farlow Gap. If ...
    •  3 hours - intermediate level
    •  11.1 miles
    •  Guide

    High-altitude trails at their best, with spectacular views of John, Cedar, and Looking Glass Rocks. You’ll circle the top ...

  • Riverside

    0 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    With 10 stream and river crossings, you’re certain not to get overheated, and except for the short climb over Pea Gap, you never leave the water’s edge. Steer clear of this ride altogether in ...
    •  1.75 hours - intermediate level
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    With 10 stream and river crossings, you’re certain not to get overheated, and except for the short climb over Pea Gap, you ...

  • Squirrel Gap

    0 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    Heading into one of Pisgah’s more remote regions, this is a ride of epic proportions. Allow plenty of time and don’t go unprepared (Read: have plenty of food and hydration). You’ll follow rivers, ...
    •  4.5 to 6 hours
    •  24.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Heading into one of Pisgah’s more remote regions, this is a ride of epic proportions. Allow plenty of time and don’t go unprepared ...

  • Mountains to Mills River

    0 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    A long mountainous loop, mostly on gravel roads, takes you from the Avery Creek area up and over the ridge to the upper stretches of South Mills River, starting and ending at the Pink Beds. ...
    •  3.25 hours - intermediate level
    •  19.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A long mountainous loop, mostly on gravel roads, takes you from the Avery Creek area up and over the ridge to the upper stretches ...

  • Cradle Loop

    0 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    The historic Cradle of Forestry is where today’s modern forestry practices have their roots, both literally and figuratively. This ride encircles the cradle region, covering much of the same ...
    •  2.5 to 5 hours
    •  11.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The historic Cradle of Forestry is where today’s modern forestry practices have their roots, both literally and figuratively. ...

  • The Pink Beds

    0 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    This relatively flat area gets its name from the abundance of pink flowering plants. You won't see many flowers during the winter months, but you will enjoy the gently rolling terrain. Ride ...
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This relatively flat area gets its name from the abundance of pink flowering plants. You won't see many flowers during the ...

  • Coontree Gap

    0 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    Only half of the Coontree Loop is open to bikes. It’s got a pretty steep pitch and is better for going down than up. This route takes you up Bennett Gap Trail to the gap and then down Coontree. ...
    •  1 to 2.5 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Only half of the Coontree Loop is open to bikes. It’s got a pretty steep pitch and is better for going down than up. This ...

  • Buckwheat Knob

    0 Reviews

    Brevard, NC

    The first three miles is mostly uphill and it takes some pushing to get over Buckwheat Knob, but the descent to the creek is a real treat. You'll enjoy the views from the gravel road. Ride surface ...
    •  2.25 hours - intermediate level
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The first three miles is mostly uphill and it takes some pushing to get over Buckwheat Knob, but the descent to the creek ...