hiking

views

forest

walking

nature trips

birding

wild flowers

trail running

wildlife

dogs on leash

mountain biking

kid friendly

waterfall

river

dog friendly

camping

backpacking

fly fishing

scenic driving

horseback riding

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.

Great views from the top! Try out the ladder system!

Fun. Especially for dogs. Quick little hike with good views of the waterfall

Awesome waterfall, but because of it's proximity to the road, it's super busy. A must-see if you're in the area, though!

trail running
1 day ago

trail running
1 day ago

Beautiful hike - waterfall fun to go on inside. Pretty busy on a Sunday afternoon.

Was a good trail, once, now very heavily eroded and worse is the smell of dog poop even in the windy conditions and the constant yipping of dogs resounding through the valley. Not every dog yips but only one is needed.

This is an out and back trail that has a moderate inclination. The trail has rough spots with a lot of roots and rocks with some steep inclines also noted. Once you get to the top, there is a platform to view the area; I personally was underwhelmed. There is a huge electrical/cell tower that, to me, ruins he natural view. There are a lot more hikes in The Asheville area that have gorgeous views without man made objects changing the views.

It was a really beautiful trail! The only thing to be careful of is looking out for the trail markings. At one point the trail splits, but the trail marking and trail fork is easily unnoticeable. There could be better signage throughout the trail, so be cautious of missing turns. Otherwise, amazing hike.

Tough hike (about 3 hours each way) but well worth it. Went first week of October and the colors were amazing

hiking
2 days ago