Discover Your Sense of Adventure

Discover Pisgah National Forest just steps away from Pilot Cove and Brevard NC a short drive or bike ride away.  With a diverse range of activities to choose from, you set the pace for your Western North Carolina adventure.


Pisgah National Forest is a vast expanse of more than 500,000 acres of untamed mountain forests. With hundreds of miles of trails to choose from, pick your route and plan your adventure from Pilot Cove!

Explore the Forest
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Mountain + Road Biking

Western North Carolina features some of the best road cycling and mountain biking in the Eastern US. Whether you’re cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway, grinding the area’s many gravel Forest Service roads, or getting lost on Pisgah’s renowned singletrack, Transylvania County is the place to be!

Plan Your Biking Adventure

Family Fun

Brevard and Pisgah Forest offer fun for the entire family. Pack a picnic, plan a hike, visit a waterfall, rent tubes for floating down the Davidson River at Dolly’s Dairy Bar just down the street, or spend an afternoon checking out local shops and restaurants – customize your family’s adventure for a truly unique Western North Carolina mountain adventure!

Family Activities
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Fly Fishing

Home to some of the very best trout waters in the Southeastern US, Pisgah National Forest is your regional fly fishing destination. Tie some flies and get out on the water!

Start Casting

Water Sports

Transylvania County is home to many water sports opportunities. Paddle premier stretches of whitewater, float down a gentle stretch of river, snorkel in the French Broad, rent tubes for floating down the Davidson River at Dolly’s Dairy Bar just down the street, or SUP on one of the many lakes in the area. The cool mountain water is especially refreshing in Summer!

Get in the Water
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Local Resources

Hike, bike, fish, run, swim, kayak, tube, shop, eat, drink, socialize, dance, snorkel, horseback ride – the options are endless! Pilot Cove is located adjacent to the vast Pisgah National Forest and a short drive away from Brevard NC, named one of the best small towns in America. Asheville and the Biltmore Estate are both approximately 45 minutes away, and numerous other attractions are within a short drive. Explore further for a comprehensive list.

Local Resources

Start Your Mountain Adventure Today at Pilot Cove

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