September 24, 2015
Bracken is a great trail you can access quickly from downtown Brevard. The initial climb is steep, plenty of switchbacks. I'd recommend taking blue (Bracken) up to the first red intersection (Brushy Creek), climb all of red until you reach the yellow connector trail, take that a very short distance and continue climbing blue until you reach the top of the mountain. Catch your breath and then head back down, blue all the way. The downhill feels like it lasts forever, it's super fast and has a great variety of features. If you aren't smiling when you get back to the trailhead you did it wrong!