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Bracken Mountain Trail in Brevard, 5-6 miles

  • Apr 6, 2014 · 9:30 AM

We're going to meet at the "New" Ingles in Mills River on Hwy 280 by the Ingles sign.  Do a meet and greet and figure out how to carpool. Then head out at 9:45am for the trailhead in Brevard.  Parking is limited at the trailhead, so if you are coming from Brevard, try to meet up with others coming from there and carpool please.  If you ride with someone, please make sure to give them a few $$ for gas.

Bracken Mountain Trail in Brevard

We will be doing the Brushy Creek Trail for 2.8 miles, connecting to the Mackey Ridge Trail for .06, and then come back down on the Bracken Mountain Trail.  I did this a few years ago and don't remember how difficult it is, so I'm going to say it's a moderate difficulty level just to be on the safe side. It will be just over 5 miles according to Michael Stephens.

Not sure how long it'll take us, but safe to assume we should arrive back before sundown :) I am thinking 3 hours?

  • We will stop at all trail intersections.
  • Leashed dogs are welcome.
  • Bring plenty of water.
  • Pack a "lunch" and/or snacks.

Trail head

Directions to the trail head:


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  • rob

    Very nice people enjoyed hike good group

    1 · April 7, 2014


    Thanks Tracey and Ken. I enjoyed hiking Bracken Mountain again with the two of you brought back pleasant memories!

    3 · April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    fun, fun, fun! thank you, fellow hikers!

    2 · April 7, 2014

  • Jonna

    Thanks so much, Tracey and Ken! I really enjoyed this hike. We had a fun group today... a nice mix of newbies and regulars.

    4 · April 6, 2014

  • Tracey R.

    Thank you everyone!! What a great day :)

    3 · April 6, 2014

  • Bryan S.

    Thanks Tracey and Ken for leading this beautiful hike. Nice to meet some new hikers and get reacquainted with friends. It was short and very sweet!

    5 · April 6, 2014

  • Michael S.

    What time should Nancy and I meet you at the trailhead?

    April 6, 2014

  • Tracey R.

    Okay, here's the weather update for tomorrow's hike…looks good!! The weather should be in the low 50's, and the rain looks like it will hold off until the evening.

    Make sure you update your RSVP if you cannot attend, we have a long waiting list for this!!

    2 · April 5, 2014


    Tracey...Michael and I will meet you at the trailhead at 10:15. It looks like we are the only ones from Brevard going.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Anna M.

    Tracey, 3 more people and AHG will be at 3,000!!

    1 · March 29, 2014

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