For your convenience there are four public access points for the French Broad River in Transylvania County. Directions provided here.
As I’m sure you can imagine, the golf courses around here are set in idyllic locations. What’s even better, the cost is not a wallet buster. Sherwood Forest Golf Club- Smack dab in the middle of the mountains of western North Carolina is this beautiful 18 hole 3 par golf course. This course is opened […]
Looking Glass Falls and swimming hole in the Pisgah National Forest is a very popular “cool” spot right off of 276 North heading toward the parkway. In the warmer afternoons you could quite possibly be sharing this with over 100 of your closest friends! As always be careful around waterfalls, rocks and cool water. […]
Here are just a few important things to keep in mind as you plan your day. Maps, Safety, etc…
Brevard is home to several great biking events. Click here to learn more.
Steve Owen loves nothing more than escaping into Pisgah National Forest or the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains with his camera to capture some of these stunning images. See More of Steve’s work Steve Owen’s Photography Website
Beautiful views, winding roads, smooth grades and steep climbs – whatever your pleasure, Brevard has your ride. Check out a few of our picks here.
This past fall season, Scott Socha (co-owner of FootRX Asheville) and Lydia Odell (waterfall tour guide with MotionMap) teamed up to create a new outdoor recreation challenge in western North Carolina. Speed Waterfalling. The idea was to see just how many waterfalls they could visit within an 8 hour workday. The challenge included stops in […]
Fall is a great time to take advantage of all the fun outdoor family activities that Transylvania County has to offer. Click here to see a Calendar of events like guided canoe trips, group cycling rides and nature awareness events for children.
Lydia of MotionMap is a gift. She’ll take you to places of beauty that are not on any maps.
Dupont State Forest is home to several beautiful waterfalls including the larger Hooker, Triple, High, and Bridal Veil Falls. Trail information and directions are included here…
Welcome to the Arena! As you walk the trail toward Triple Falls in Dupont State Forest imagine a world where the ‘Capitol’ controls your every move.
Pisgah has so many waterfalls that many of them are not on the typical maps that you find out there. We are working hard to get them all on to this site so keep coming back to see what we’ve added. Waterfall pictures and directions found here…
It took three seconds at the base of the steps to Triple Falls in DuPont State Park for my best friend to turn to me and say “I get it now. I understand why you moved here.” Waterfalls have a profound affect on people. see more…
Sycamore Cycles in Pisgah Forest is a full service bicycle store offering bicycle sales and service, quality bike parts and accessories, and bicycle rental in western North Carolina, just a short drive from Asheville. The store features on and off-road bicycles by Specialized as well as parts and accessories from top companies like Industry Nine, […]
Check out the full list of the most fun places to find neat things for the kiddo’s.
Brevard is a national hub for amazing summer camps. Our fantastic climate and natural beauty make it a campers paradise. Whatever your child’s gender, age, or hobby, we have it covered.
Green River Preserve is a non-competitive, co-ed summer camp connecting children to nature. Located on 3,400 acre wildlife Preserve in the North Carolina Mountains, GRP inspires campers to have a greater understanding of themselves, their environment, and their fellow man. Unplugged from computers, television, video games, and cell phones, campers have a chance to reconnect […]
Blue Ridge Adventures is a grassroots race production company based in Pisgah Forest, NC. Company founder Todd Branham has been racing mountain bikes for 22 years, and organizing endurance events since 1998. Starting with just 40 entrants at the inaugural Off Road Assault on Mount Mitchell, Blue Ridge Adventures now runs three premier endurance races […]
The Bike Farm is as much a state of being as it is a physical location. After hitting the “must ride” destinations across the country, we came home to Western North Carolina, believing it to be as Bike Magazine put it, “America’s Best Kept Secret.” The Bike Farm is here to cater to every need […]
Brevard is officially on the map as one of the best biking locations in the country. In Transylvania County and Brevard you will find two unique highly qualified Bike stores that offer rentals, repair, clothing, organized rides
Hiking DuPont State Park is a treat for hikers, bikers, waterfall hunters, and horse riders. The trails are well maintained and easily accessible as well as breathtakingly beautiful. If you have time for just one trail in DuPont I would suggest Triple, High, and Hooker Falls – three trails in one. Trail information here…
There is so much to see and do in Pisgah. Pisgah is nirvana for hikers, bikers, and waterfall hunters. Avid local hikers will tell you the trails change drastically with the different seasons and each season offers special treats. Trail information here…
With over 1000 miles of trails in Transylvania County, where do you start? Our hiking guide will provide you with ample information to assist you as you decide where to hike. For your convenience we will define trails by difficulty, length, and beauty. This page is being developed to serve you, so please check back […]
When Mother Nature gets in the way of your outdoor adventures our suggestions on how to spend your time include rock climbing and bowling.
If fishing is your pleasure then Brevard is your treasure! Our corner of North Carolina is truly a fisherman’s paradise. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, Brevard offers the experience of a lifetime. Trout love it here and you’ll love catching them here. Our winters are mild allowing the trout to spawn almost like […]
Please use the bike trail summary Chart here to plan your attack on the 25 fantastic trails we have on this site. As we improve our technology the usability of this chart will improve as well. When you open the pdf linked below you can click the hyperlink for each trail name to be redirected […]
Are you ready for a river adventure? Stop here first. Headwaters Outfitters is your source for paddling and tubing in Transylvania County. Click to learn more.
The Bracken Mountain Biking and Hiking Trail opened at the end of July, 2012. It’s the County’s newest trail and is a huge success! You can park at the base of the trail (just up the hill from the Brevard Music Center) or in downtown. Go out and have fun on this trail that came […]
Looking Glass Rock is a climbers dream. The ‘Rock’ stands out as you travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway. For climbers it offers routes for beginning climbers up to extreme climbers. The 3 mile long, tear drop shaped, Looking Glass Rock offers three separate climbing areas on the North, South and Western exposures.
DuPont offers wider trails with lots of visual interest. Combine trails to lengthen your ride. Click here to view DuPont mountain biking trails.
Pisgah, the hidden gem of the mountain biking community, is in the news. The current Bike Bible includes a spread on biking in the County. Some of the trails they describe in the magazine are listed here.