What is Bracken Preserve?
Bracken is a 395 acre property owned by the City of Brevard, which is currently under development as a recreation area. Click here to read about the history of Bracken.
Where is Bracken?
Bracken is located due west of downtown Brevard. In fact, if you stand on Main Street in downtown Brevard and look westward, you will see a distinct mountain range. Much of the mountain range,which you’ll see framed by the buildings along Main Street, are within Bracken. Bracken is west of Brevard Music Center, and abuts Pisgah National Forest. Click here for a 3D rendering of Bracken Mountain and surrounding landmarks.
Is Bracken open to the public?
Yes! Bracken Preserve opened to the public on July 27, 2012.
Can I Help?
Yes! Visit the Bracken Volunteer page for information on volunteer events and to sign up for our volunteer's newsletter.
Paper maps are available free of charge at the City of Brevard Planning Department (95 West Main Street) and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (175 East Main Street). Digital versions may be downloaded at the trailhead to your smartphone, or by clicking the links below:
For elevation profile map for all trails, including Forest Service Road 475-C, CLICK HERE
When the map loads, close the dialogue box, and then simply click the trails to view their profile!