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Outdoor Adventures


Brevard is the outdoor enthusiast's ultimate destination for study, work, and play - and it's practically in our backyard!
 Brevard certainly offers a large quantity of outdoor options, but it also boasts an unsurpassed quality of recreational destinations and resources - and has the reputation to prove it.

Outdoor Opportunities

  • Brevard is nationally recognized as "The Cycling Capitol of the South."
  • Transylvania County is home to Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest (10,400 acres), Holmes Educational Forest, Bracken Mountain Recreation Area (395 acres), Gorges State Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Cradle of Forestry.
  • Transylvania County has the highest concentration of waterfalls in North America, over 1000 miles of hiking trails, 500 miles of fishable trout streams, and over 300 miles of cycling single track. 
  • For Brevard College students, these amazing parks and resources are just a short walk, bike, or car ride away! You'll find our students and faculty out in the woods whenever they get a chance, whether it's studying local biodiversity for a class or rock climbing in Pisgah for the weekend.

Discover Brevard's Natural Treasures

Visit and learn what it's like to live, learn, study, and play in such a outstanding natural location.

*Here we suggest some activities you'll want to experience on your visit. Click on any of the categories below for a more detailed list.