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Andy Cove Nature Trail

First time visitors should take advantage of this nature trail, which is an easy walk for all ages.


Length: 0.70 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: In Pisgah NF, 3 mi. N of Brevard at the Pisgah Ranger Station.
State(s): North Carolina
Counties: Transylvania
Longitude: -82.72653
Latitude: 35.28502

Driving Directions

This loop trail leaves from the Pisgah District Ranger Station/Visitor Center parking lot, located on US 276. A gray and black wooden sign marks the trailhead, but the trail may be hiked in either direction.


Easy - First time visitors should take advantage of this nature trail, which is an easy walk for all ages. Several interpretive signs along the way point out common plants, trees and animals which can be found in the Pisgah Ranger District. By walking along boardwalks, over bridges, and even across a 30-foot long suspension bridge, you can learn about mountain laurel, rhododendron, and raccoons. The beauty of this trail changes with the seasons and the weather, so many people walk it several times each year. Come see the rhododendron blooms in July, eat sweet raspberries in August or admire the fall colors in October. Be sure to make the Andy Cove Nature Trail one of your stops when you visit the Pisgah Ranger District.

Approximate Elevation Change: 55 feet
Blaze: None

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 15%
Maximum Grade: 30%
Elevation Low Point: 2,150
Elevation High Point: 2,960
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Jeff Owenby
Pisgah Ranger District
1001 Pisgah Hwy.
Pisgah Forest , NC 28768
(828) 877-3265



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