Top Adventures in Brevard

  • Drive the Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway

    You can drive this highway getting different views during the different seasons. Along the drive, have your camera ready for beautiful vistas, Looking Glass Falls, and many adventures along the highway. The views are especially beautiful in the au...

    76 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike the Art Loeb Trail

    Start at The Davidson River Campground just outside of Brevard, NC (276 Pisgah Ranger District). Have a shuttle car or a friend waiting at the Daniel Boone Boy Scout camp for the finish line.Hop on the 30.1 mile long Art Loeb Trail at the trailhea...

    32 miles 7887 ft gain

  • Camp at Davidson River Campground in the Pisgah National Forest

    Pisgah National Forest, in my opinion, is one of the best national forests in the United States. Being just a short drive from Great Smokey Mountain National Park it has all the feel of being in the smokies with more to explore. Pisgah has anyth...

  • Hike Looking Glass Rock

    This is a really nice, moderately difficult hike along a cascading creek, up switchbacks, and through wildflower fields. A couple miles in, you'll reach a helipad that is used for rescuing injured rock climbers - Looking Glass Rock is a popular de...

  • Explore Looking Glass Falls

    This is one of the most popular and scenic waterfalls in the area. If you've come to visit it on a warmer day, remember to pack your bathing suit. This magnificent 60 foot waterfall has a pool at it's base that you can wade, swim, and cool off in....

  • Hike to John Rock

    This 5 mile loop begins at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and State Fish Hatchery near Brevard, NC. Ample parking is available adjacent to the trailhead with bathrooms and water accessible. Grab a map from inside as well. To start the hi...

    5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike to Moore Cove Falls

    The hike relatively quick and has minimal elevation gain, making it a great hike for the family or a quick stop off if you're planning to do another hike in the same day. This part of the Pisgah National Forest is filled with scenic hikes. Once yo...

    1.4 miles 150 ft gain

  • Cool Off at Sliding Rock Falls

    This natural mountain waterfall and slide in the Pisgah National Forest is a local favorite to cool off in and have a little fun during the warmer months. You can walk up the line to the top of the falls and have a quick wait as others go down thi...

  • Hike to Hooker Falls

    Hooker Falls is located in Dupont State Forest in southern North Carolina. The hike is a great hike for kids to go on and to have a picnic. The waterfall is a beautiful waterfall that offers a great place to swim. Along the hike there are also oth...

    0.8 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to High Falls & Triple Falls

    Both falls provide ample open, flat rock right up next to the massive falls where you can picnic, take photos, or just lounge in the sun and mist. There are signs saying so, but be sure to be careful near the waters edge below the falls - swimming...

    2.2 miles 160 ft gain

  • Hike to Skinny Dip Falls

    Park at the Looking Glass Rock Overlook. After enjoying the view of Looking Glass Rock, gear up and head to the right side of the parking area (right side if your back is to the overlook). On the opposite side of the road you'll see a mile marker ...

    2 miles 400 ft gain

  • Backpack Graveyard Fields-Black Balsam Knob Circuit

    When the weather is in your favor, these treeless mountain tops will have your jaw on the floor with layers upon layers of Blue Ridge Mountains. This hike can be done in one day, but with panoramic views at multiple points, you'll want to take you...

    10.75 miles 1879 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Brevard, North Carolina

      The Lime House W/ 2 Kitchens & Large Fenced Yards

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    • Brevard, North Carolina

      Kuykendall Group Camp

      Overview Large groups enjoy this cozy mountain campground in the Pisgah National Forest of western North Carolina. Ample opportunities for recreation exist in the area, including hiking, picnicking...

    • Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

      Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter

      Overview Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter is located along the Davidson River on the Pisgah National Forest. This picnic area was named for the sycamore trees which line the banks of the river.Recrea...

    • Brevard, North Carolina

      Davidson River

      Overview Davidson River Recreation Area offers camping and outdoor activities for the whole family. The campground boasts several loops of shaded campsites, as well as access to hiking trails, fish...

    • Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

      White Pine South Group Camp

      Overview White Pine South Group Camp is one of two group campsites nestled along Avery Creek in the lush forests of the Appalachian Mountains. The facility provides tent camping year-round and can ...

    • Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

      Pisgah Cottage: Serene Hideaway W/ Mountain Views

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