Type of Adventure: Nature Walk/Historic Site
Distance: 0.2 miles
A little treasure in southeastern Randolph County spanning the west fork of Little River the Pisgah Covered Bridge was first built in 1911, and used until the 1950’s when a two lane bridge was built. The Pisgah Covered Bridge is the only covered bridge left in the Randolph County, and supposedly one of only two left in North Carolina.
In 2003, a flash flood washed the bridge away, but most of the supplies were recovered and community partners came together to rebuild the bridge. You can read more about the history from the Randolph County Historic Landmark Commission.
Facing the bridge from the parking lot, there are several picnic tables on your left, and a short quarter mile nature trail that loops back around on the other side of the bridge.
Here is a map of the trail.
If you visit this site, you might find that the amount of graffiti and trash in and around the bridge is disturbing. People that put little effort into taking care of places like this usually put little effort into accessing them, hence why it seems the majority of roadside attractions are vandalized and trashed. That’s just my opinion.
I won’t post a free download for this trail here since you really won’t need it. But if you really want it, it is still included in the All Trails Download.