Bradley Branch Dog Friendly Trail: Bradley Branch Trail is just over 5 miles, one way, with the other end at the Turkey Pen access to Pisgah National Forest. This is a great trail to do an out-and-back on, at whatever distance suits you. Or, if you’re able to leave a car at the Turkey Pen trailhead, then you can take on the full trail. Be prepared to get your feet wet on this one, so it’s not recommended during the colder months!
Directions: From Brevard take NC 280 toward Mills River and make a left at the stoplight just before Ingles onto North Mills River Road. Follow the signs to the North Mills River Campground, and continue on the gravel (which becomes Yellow Gap Road). The parking lot is approximately 4.5 miles past the campground, and it will be on the left.