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New Multi-Use Connector Trail To Connect Brevard And Pisgah National Forest, Open To Equestrian Use

 

Last updated 2/22/2021 at 3:30pm

The new Joel Branch Connector Trail is located on the middle left portion of the map and connects Joel Branch Road and Horse Cove Road in Pisgah National Forest. (Courtesy Photo by The Pisgah Conservancy.)

Conservation nonprofit The Pisgah Conservancy announced recently that the organization has received approval from the US Forest Service to proceed with the construction of the Joel Branch Connector Trail in Pisgah National Forest.

The 1.3-mile trail will connect two existing Forest Service roads USFS Road 5002 (Joel Branch Road) and USFS Road 475C (Horse Cove Road.) This connector will provide a loop route from Brevard and Bracken Mountain through Pisgah to the fish hatchery area of the forest. This connector trail is designated for hiking, biking (non-motorized) and equestrian use.

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