Sycamore Cove Trail

At A Glance


3.2 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 3.2
Steepness: Hilly
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Blue
Trail Number: 143
Rides That Use This Trail: Sycamore Cove


Substantial climbs with technical, short but very rooty sections. A fun downhill with several creek crossings - on one the trail becomes the creek for a few dozen feet. Wintertime views of Brevard.

Intersecting Trails

  • Grassy Road
  • Estatoe
  • Art Loeb Section 1
  • Starens Branch
  • 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.

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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:

    Sycamore Cove - US 276 to Starnes Br.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.56 mi

    Sycamore Cove - Starnes Br. to Grassy Road

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.64 mi

    Sycamore Cove - E Loop

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 1.9 mi

    Sycamore Cove Connector - Along US 276 to R Loop

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.22 mi

    Sycamore Cove Connector - Across US 276 to L Loop

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 82 ft

    Sycamore Cove Connector - Estatoe Bridge to L Loop Split

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 60 ft

    Total Calculated Length: 3.34 mi

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



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    Steve Jutton said: To clarify - we connected with "Thrift Cove" on the way back to end up near the Ranger station - just north of the Davidson River Campground main entrance.

    Monday, November 4 2013 10:20pm

    Steve Jutton said: As advertised. Scenic hike in the woods. If you go counterclockwise, then the harder up & down part is mostly done. We took a slightly different route from Starnes branch and came out at the Ranger Station (small drive and parking area) slightly north of what's shown here.

    Monday, November 4 2013 10:17pm
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