7.2 mile loop
Trails in Bracken Preserve create a direct link between the City of Brevard and Pisgah National Forest. And the trail system was expanded in 2019 with help from Conserving Carolina volunteers. The preserve offers several loops for hikers and bikers, including a series of small waterfalls. This hike starts out very steep before becoming more moderate.
Conserving Carolina volunteers helped build the new 1.5 mile Pinnacle Trail. For the Hiking Challenge, be sure to include the Pinnacle Trail, marked with pink blazes, at the highest part of the trail system. Look for signage near the parking area about the incredible history of the Black and Native people who founded the Pinnacle community, for which this trail is named. You can complete this part of the Hiking Challenge by either hiking or mountain biking.