Estatoe Trail

At A Glance


0.7 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 0.7 (Easy)
Steepness: Climbs Gently
Tread Condition: Few Obstacles
Rides That Use This Trail: Sycamore Cove

This trail is located in the Davidson River area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Davidson River trails list page.


This new, easy trail follows the Davidson River up from the Lowe's in Brevard, to the Davidson River Campground. Makes it possible to ride from downtown Brevard onto Pisgah's trail system without following a road. Easy; nearly level; hard packed crushed gravel surface. Nice riverside scenery; passes a large rock cliff at one point. Would make an excellent beginner or even first-time ride; trails around the campground could be used to explore further if desired.

The trail does have some signage issues - if you go strictly by what's posted, then bikers have to turn around upon reaching the Art Loeb trail at the Joel Branch bridge (or start carrying their bikes). That really makes no sense though - there's no reason bikes shouldn't be allowed from there to the bridge over the Davidson River, and then to the Art Loeb trailhead parking. Having that one section closed to bikes would defeat the whole purpose of having a multi-use trail connecting to Brevard, so I've ridden it anyway.

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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Art Loeb - Estatoe - Art Loeb Parking to Bridge

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.23 mi

Art Loeb - Estatoe Bridge

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 108 ft

Art Loeb - Estatoe - Bridge to Split

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.48 mi


  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.68 mi

Total Calculated Length: 1.41 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Art Loeb Section 1
  • Sycamore Cove
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    Jorg Ronke said: 16 Mar 2013... a beautiful morning for a stroll along the Davidson River. Spotted a mating pair of Canada Geese on the river; possibly looking for a nesting site? We don't typically expect to see them in fast water locations, but these two evidently like the serene location as much as my wife and I do. A wonderful trail for a stress-free stroll. We look forward to seeing Spring growth and a return trip. A highly recommended easy trail for taking a break from the day to day pressures we sometimes face.
    Saturday, March 16 2013 7:23pm
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