Downtown to Pisgah Visitors Center - Cycling

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Summary

The bike path built by the city takes you right into Pisgah National Forest.

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Park Baker

Distance

12.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

0.1 miles

Difficulty

1 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 hours

1-3 hours

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

On Leash Only

Fees Permits

No

Review

Intro

The Brevard Bike path takes you right into the Pisgah National Forest, not many other towns can claim that they have a paved path leading right to some of the best riding in the country. 

What Makes It Great

From town, pedal West on Main St and make a right on Oaklawn. Make your next left on Probart St, then right on Railroad Ave, and cruise down the hill staying straight through all the intersections on Railroad. Make a right at the end of Railroad Ave, and you will see on your left the start of the bike path. 

When you duck into the woods, you can see the Brevard dirt jumps and pump track on your left. It is well maintained, and please wear a helmet, and please try not to let your young ones jump on the dirt lips. Thank you!

The path is paved for the first 5 miles, then crushed gravel for the last mile to the Visitor Center.

From here, you can clearly follow the trail all the way into Pisgah. The path ends at the Davidson River Campground, you can pedal into the campground and cruise up to the English Chapel, or cut across the pavement and into the Pisgah Ranger Station, and look around. The Ranger station has exhibits of all the wildlife and plants in the area, and a friendly staff member will be happy to show you around. 

Who is Going to Love It

From downtown, past the Brevard dirt jumps, through the baseball fields and cruising along the Davidson River make this a great pedal for the whole family. It is paved up until you reach the entrance to Pisgah, then it becomes fine gravel which is hard packed so it is nice to ride on. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

The hours at the Visitor Center are 9-5 during the week. They are open 9-5 on the weekends during the summer as well.

Location

Downtown to Pisgah Visitors Center

Pisgah National Forest
Brevard, NC, 28712
35.233447, -82.734292

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