Mountain Biking in the Davidson River Area Near Brevard, NC
Like a National Park, the Davidson River area is a huge chunk of forested land located on either side of a pristine, clear river with plunging waterfalls and large mountains all around. Mountain biking in this area is second-to-none.
1. Davidson River Trail (1 miles)
This easy trail winds high above the gorge containing the Davidson River, with outstanding scenery along its length. Connect to a trail through the Cove Creek Group Campground at the end (1.5 miles) to visit a high, scenic and little-known waterfall on Cove Creek. The main trail is well-suited to beginning riders or children.
2. Sycamore Cove (4.5 mile loop)
This classic Pisgah trail through a classic Pisgah cove and ridge hardwood forest makes an excellent moderate loop close to the entrance to the Forest. Some technical trail sections will test your skills with roots, rocks, steep sections, and creek crossings. Riders staying at the Davidson River Campground can ride right out of the campsite and onto the loop trail!
3. Black Mountain (15 + mile loop)
One of Pisgah National Forest's most difficult trails, Black Mountain will test your stamina, technical skill, route-finding techniques, and sanity as you climb 2000+ feet on single-track trails and old gravel roads before you even get to the trailhead! Keep your water bottle strapped on tight, lest it bounce free and fall 100 feet off the cliffs you should only be using for their scenic views. Throw in a scenic twin waterfall and riding on a knife-like ridge, and Black Mountain will be one of your favorite most-difficult rides in the region.
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