Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Forest

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Forest Garden
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. By using our Pisgah Forest trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Pisgah National Forest and other attractions in Pisgah Forest.
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  • Ask the knowledgeable rangers for hiking and waterfall advice and you won't be disappointed. Stay away from the hot spot right off the road waterfalls that are over crowded and filled with a non kid f...  more »
  • We visited the National Great Smoky Mountain Park,but I have to say, the Pisgah was amazing. Tons of overlook areas, great picnic spots & Sliding Rocks. We tied it into a day trip to Asheville. Well w...  more »
  • I had the most spiritual time there. Very quiet and serene. Lovely place. Access was very easy. Truly one of the most beautiful places.  more »
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  • Have been hiking and camping here for around 15 years. There is no place like it. You can watch the sun rise on one side and watch it set on the other side of table rock. You can hike down into the gorge and swim or fish. You can see wildlife like no other. From Peregrine falcons to ravens, black bears to cougars , there is plenty to do for any age group.
  • I visited here as a week long trip with my family and what can I say, this park is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! There are so many things to see and so many trails to hike here! Looking Glass and Sliding Rock are two of the most popular waterfalls, both are swim-able. Sliding Rock is fun because, as the name states, you get to slide down the face of the waterfall into the cold water below! Looking Glass is where a lot of people like to swim at the base of the waterfall. They have miles of hiking trails that range in difficulty that make this the perfect place for any adventurer. If you love hiking, this is the place for you.
  • Pisgah Forest is, in my opinion, one of the best places enjoy the nature of the south. The variety of ecosystems located in this one forest is astounding. I would say my favorite short hike is the trail that leads to the base of the north side of looking glass rock.
  • We went to craggy gardens and it was gorgeous. Even though we went on a pretty cloudy rainy day you could still see pretty far. One of the coolest things was watching the clouds come in on the top of the mountain.
  • Pisgah is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. It is lovely to visit or camp there. If you are thinking about going I would highly recommend