Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Forest

Retreat to the cascading waterfalls and lush hiking trails of Pisgah National Forest, where over 202,342 hectares (500,000 acres) of forestry and mountain terrain await. Along whitewater rivers take part in bicycling, camping, fishing, swimming, and horseback riding. Enjoy the natural beauty of the scenic landscape and the refreshing mountain air as you reach elevations over 1,800 m (6,000 ft), among the highest in the country. The forest is home to three official wilderness areas formally designated by the National Wilderness Preservation System. Prepare for your trip by reviewing the safety precautions in advance. To visit Pisgah National Forest on your holiday in Pisgah Forest, and find out what else Pisgah Forest has to offer, use our Pisgah Forest journey maker tool .
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  • Enter the forest and spend the morning hiking and driving. Get off at the Asheville exit for lunch. Looking Glass falls is near the road and a wonderful place to relax.  more »
  • Can’t recommend this place enough. Great driving scenery, some hiking, and in some cases steps from parking to wonderful waterfalls to see. Stop by the visitor center and get advice from the rangers f...  more »
  • We decided to take the hike up to the tower at the top of Mount Pisgah on the 1.5 mile hiking trail. The trail itself is beautiful, but narrow in places. In my opinion, not the best place to hike with...  more »
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  • The most beautiful place you can ever visit if you like the outdoors. Plenty of outdoor activity. Fishing, hiking, sightseeing, lots to offer. Wildlife everywhere. We love it here. It’s our backyard. Be very careful when driving in these areas in the winter. We come here all the time, but the weather here doesn’t discriminate. Just last week we were on our way down the mountain, and is snowed for less than and our. It iced the roads up fast. We lost control along with 4 other motorists in front of us. Just do a thorough road conditions check. Highly recommend this place for sure.
  • This forest is so inspiring. It is is intricately wild. There are several hiking venues, gorgeous waterfalls and elegant birds. One can get lost in it's intimate beauty. Also, if you like to camp there is tons of places to pitch your tent. Make a fire and roast marshmallows. This place is one for the books. And one you can go back to for the memories.
  • Great for the family and educational for all. Love this place you ought to go check it out. Everyone in the family would love it. So many different things to do for all.
  • Such an amazing day trip on New Year’s. Looking glass falls is beautiful. We also went up to Slidingrock which was amazing for pictures. In the summer season it would be really nice to have a picnic lunch at this park.
  • The overlooks are stunning and worth the drive out. The road turns into a dirt one-lane road after a long time. There is no cell signal so come prepared. Quiet and peaceful
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