Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Forest

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Forest National Park
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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  • Pure beauty and so much to see via hiking, biking, driving, tubing, fishing, and camping! Between the changing seasons and trails and recommendations we can never see it all but we will try! Ask the l...  more »
  • This forest is giant. There is so much to explore, and it has some of the prettiest forest that I've been in of. There are countless waterfalls, scenic hikes, and tons of mountain biking in the depths...  more »
  • I grew up near here and when I am back visiting I am always in some way hiking, biking, visiting waterfalls, swimming in cold mountain streams, driving the parkway, taking pictures, etc.  more »
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  • God's country (of course it's in the South, silly). Beautiful scenery, easily accessible, many hiking trails for the beginner as well as the more experienced hiker. Stunning waterfalls, varied end unusual plants and animals. Well worth the time to get away from the grind of civilization and connect with oneself and the God Who revels in the creation of such beauty.
  • The scenery was wonderful. The winding roads made for a lovely motorcycle ride. Would be 5 stars if not for loose gravel in the road. The sights and smells were breathtaking. We look forward to going back.
  • Absolutely stunning scenery! Blue Ridge Parkway great fun drive. Love the Cradle of Forestry. Great place for adults, seniors & kids to visit. Great food & wonderful hotels, lodges and camping. Best small towns around. Sliding rock such fun. Lots of waterfalls to see. Great places to hike. Informative ranger stations, wildlife areas, fish hatchery and fishing. Love the back roads.
  • 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.
  • Water falls and cold water on hot days! Get there early during summer season because the crowds build quickly and don't stop. Be ready for fun and a cold dip!

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