hiking

views

forest

walking

birding

nature trips

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running

kid friendly

mountain biking

waterfall

river

dogs on leash

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.

The first time I ever have gone hiking and it was amazing. I loved the views and the experience. It was the highlight of my trip.

The trail was great. It is a strenuous climb to the top, but nothing crazy. We were up and down within 4 hours. The view at the top is great - when we went in March it was snowing. We never found the waterfall, but that is likely our fault.

Perfect for what I was looking for, today. Stream crossings, well maintained trail, good distance, and great views at the summit.

nice little hike in with the first part being a rough uphill climb especially with lots of gear. after that it's a fairly simple steady hike following the river. multiple good spots to camp along the way but would recommend the first campsites past the falls. very nice spot on the river with a sandy beach and fire ring, as well as a short walk following the river to the falls, be careful not to go over though. the first falls is a horseshoe shape and falls about 10 feet Into a deep pool with about 30 feet of water before the 30 foot falls. very nice places to sit and meditate or medicate ☘right by the falls. all in all great trip to a beautiful spot.
dropped a camo portable speaker down the big falls, let's see if you can find it...

3 days ago

A good overall hike. Wasn't too hard and an amazing view at the top!

Great views and a great place to chill on the rocks