Ribbon Cutting Held For New Pisgah District Trail


Last updated 7/14/2021 at 11:12am

The partners on the project included the U.S. Forest Service, The Pisgah Conservancy, Transylvania County Tourism, city of Brevard, Transylvania County, The Hub & Pisgah Tavern, Backcountry Horsemen of Pisgah and the Carolina Mountain Club.

A ribbon cutting was held last week to celebrate the conclusion of the Joel Branch – Horse Cove Connector Trail Project (the U.S. Forest Service has named it the Stony Knob Trail).

The new trail is in the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest at the end of Joel Branch Road (NFSR5002) just off the Art Loeb Trail near Stony Knob. It links Joel Branch Road and Horse Cove Road (NFSR475C).

The new trail provides connectivity between the entrance area of the Pisgah Ranger District (Davidson River Campground, Pisgah Ranger Station, Estatoe Trail, etc.), the N.C. Wildlife Education Center, and the City of Brevard's Bracken Mountain Trail System and Urban Greenway Trail System. Combining these trails provides a 25-mile loop trail opportunity for hikers and bikers, with equestrian access on a significant portion of the route. Officials and others connected to the project attended the ribbon cutting.


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