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.
Directions to the trail head: http://goo.gl/maps/aRUZH