hiking

views

forest

walking

birding

nature trips

wild flowers

trail running

wildlife

dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

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.

hiking
10 hours ago

A steady climb to the top where a very high transmission tower sits. Good view at the top. Not too busy on a weekday

Very fun - run down if it's too short for a nice cardio .... then beers

Very nice and cool with shading from trees. Also found three painted rocks.

short walk - but nice view from the base of the waterfall.

hiking
13 hours ago

Great view at the top!

hiking
1 day ago