Approximately 8 miles
The trails at Bracken Mountain Preserve were built a couple of years ago, as part of a community effort. Volunteer labor and passion built this 8-mile network, and it connects to the forest service road 475-C, which climbs up from the fish hatchery in Pisgah. If you’re going to explore beyond Bracken, take a map.
•Start at the Bracken Mountain parking lot
•Head up the bottom of Bracken Mountain Trail
•Make a right on Brushy Creek Trail, pedal uphill about a half hour
•Left on Mackey Ridge Trail
•Straight on Bracken Mountain Trail
•Stay on Bracken Mountain Trail all the way back to the parking lot