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Pisgah Natl Forest - Wolf Ford Campground

Near: Brevard, NC
Miles of Trails: 38
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Trail Description: Very scenic riding in a popular backcountry area for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Most trails follow historic logging roads and railroad grades alongside streams through hardwood forests. We particularly enjoyed the rides to Twin Falls and along South Mills River, which the trail crossed several times. Most of the trails are not particularly steep but there is a fair amount of change in elevation, both up and down, so your horses should be in good physical condition. There are some rocky spots so shoes are a good idea. It is strongly recommended that you have a National Geographic, Trails Illustrated map, which you can get from the Pisgah Ranger District office or on-line from the Forest Service or National Geographic. The map does show other trail heads. The Turkeypen Trailhead is at the end of a VERY narrow and OVERGROWN mountain road. I would avoid this trailhead (as of August 2002). The campsites at the Trace Ridge Trailhead are suitable only for tent camping. There is a group campsite, for which reservations are required, at Trace Ridge that could accomadate rigs. However, the road access is up a narrow and winding road...although not quite as bad as Turkeypen.

All of the sites are primitive with plenty of shade. There is a stream nearby with water for your horses. The sites are not marked so you just find a spot your rig will fit into and park. The horses can be picketed. Some spots are large enough for portable corrals

Contact: Pisgah District -- 828-877-3350