Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Forest

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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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  • Awesome mountain biking and hiking. Excellent campground. Streams abundant waterfalls - happy place. Keep in mind, the blue ridge parkway in Pisgah closes during the winter months.  more »
  • I live and work near the Forest and it is truly beautiful but it is also coming under pressures from over-use and people who are disrespectful. If it's a pretty day expect to drive the speed of the se...  more »
  • brief overnight camping at Lake Powhatan. Didn't get to explore much, but had solitude and a cozy campsite.  more »
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  • Met my nephew, who was starting out on a trip to Celebrate his life before losing his fight with ALS. He and his wife were camping in the Pisgah forest, near a pretty creek and 10 minutes from our house, before continuing on their last trip around the country. We had a campfire, drank beer, and enjoyed one last visit with Ron and Kay, his wife. What a beautiful place to honor his life and his battle against impossible odds!!!
  • Went there to mountain bike ride (MTB) and it was one of the best trails I had ridden. Sure you gotta make effort to get to top but the ride down was epic. The whole experience in the Park was extraordinary and the National Park Service staff was very friendly.
  • Went to see the Winter Lights on Christmas Day of 2017 and it was beautiful. The lights they had on display were truly magical. They even hjad a wishing tree and a quaint train with a city surrounding the tracks. A gift for everyone to enjoy.
  • I highly recommend going here if you're in North Western North Carolina. Beautiful scenery with lots hiking trails for every kind of hiker. Kayak Wilson Creek. Lots of fun for everyone.
  • Trails and waterfalls are stunning! A little muddy at times, gotta find your footing or you'll end up on your tail, but without a doubt a great place. I plan to come back and go camping.

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