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Bracken Preserve


Bracken Preserve Forest Management Plan


  1. Bike Trail
  2. Hiking trails
  3. Parking
  4. Picnic Tables
Bracken Preserve is a 395 acre property owned by the City of Brevard. The City has owned the property for decades, but it didn't open to the public until July of 2012. The property is located due west of downtown Brevard. In fact, if you stand on Main Street in downtown Brevard and look westward, you will see the distinct mountain range framed by the buildings along Main Street.

Bracken is adjacent to Pisgah National Forest and its trails connect to Forest Service Road 475-C which provides access to the Fish Hatchery and the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. Camping and night-use of Bracken is allowed with City approval.


Paper maps are available free of charge at the City of Brevard Planning Department. A PDF map is available at