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The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. Comprised of over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah is primarily a hardwood forest with whitewater rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of miles of trails. This national forest is home of the first tract of land purchased under the Weeks Act of 1911 which led to the creation of the national forests in the eastern United States. It is also home of the first school of forestry in the United States, now preserved at the Cradle of Forestry in America historic site, and boasts two of the first designated wilderness areas in the east. The Pisgah, Grandfather and Appalachian Ranger Districts are scattered along the eastern edge of the mountains of western North Carolina and offer visitors a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoying the natural beauty of the mountains.

Nice waterfall. Many people and eroded environment. Best to go there in fall and winter if you want some solitude. Jones falls also can be visited from here: go on the closed forest road and connect to the AT, where the falls are marked

Great hike! The beginning is at a steady incline, then it levels out before another steady incline at the end. Amazing views of the Seven Sisters Ridge at the top! I was definitely sore the next day. There is a cute waterfall about halfway that is a nice spot to take a break.

Hiked. I found it to be very difficult. There is supposed to have been an intersecting trail so I could get back. I never found it. I will hike it again.

Loved it! Perfect length and gorgeous view!

hiking
10 days ago

A truly spectacular hike. Definitely a hard climb in the rain. Would definitely do it again.

We did this in the winter with temps in the upper 20s and it was pretty dang cold due to the wide open views. What I liked about this hike was the fact that it had great views most of the hike. You could choose to do the whole thing or stop before the end. We parked at Carvers and hiked up and found the trail easily. I'd recommend doing this on a day that wasn't freezing for a more enjoyable experience. Wind can get moving pretty well here.

I have done the Profile Trail to Calloway Peak several times but this was my first doing Daniel Boone Scout Trail. I definitely preferred this route. I think it's slightly easier. We had one in our group huffing and puffing pretty good so i wouldn't call it an easy hike at all. The ladders on this route are more impressive than Profile Trail. Some fun rocks to climb along the way. The last half mile was the hardest part by far. Be sure to check out the plane wreck when you get to the ladder section. It's tucked in the woods to the right. The view is well worth the workout at the top. On the way back down to the Parking lot we took Cragway Trail which was a great choice. It leads you back to the. Natawa Trail which connects you to the parking lot section. Easy to find on the map. Some great views along the way if you go Cragway down. I wouldn't go that way on the way up though because it seemed MUCH more steep. On the way down it was a fun change up from the same route and views as on the way up. Overall this was a great hike and will be doing it many more times.

Pros: Excellent views and scenery, lush forests, wonderful day hike
Cons: Limited parking, steep grades and switchbacks
Recommendations: Trekking poles or hiking stick, plenty of water, sack lunch at moutain top

This trail is definitely difficult. Most of the time you are on a steep incline. I needed a break here and there. But, the end is worth the work. You know you are near the end when you start going down hill for a bit. The view is beyond words. Definitely a must do if you are in the Brevard, NC area. Approximately a 3 hour round trip.

Great trail! The hike is pretty steep but is well worth it! Great place at the top for pictures and a much needed break!

Very cool place, sunset is the best part! overall is a great hike, definitely will be coming back in the future!

very short trail. beautiful scenery

I went with a friend last Sunday and it wasn't busy at all. We both needed a little escape from reality and spent a few hours at the top enjoying and soaking in the beauty of the views. Great little workout too!

The moss along the waterfall had me mesmerized. This was one of the funniest hikes I've had with friends. If you go in the summer, you must jump in!!

Hard trail. Downhill from the Table Rock road and 1430 elevation on the way back up. I went out and back for 6.67 miles. I ran down but had to walk a good portion back up. Beautiful and worth it.

Beautiful views!

This area has many trails. I have been back many times.
Have been able to hike multiple times on each.
highly recommended

My very first hike which started it all. Back around Fall of 2013 so this one is pretty special to me.