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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.
Tours to Pisgah National Forest
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist
Duration: 4h 45min
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Hiking Tour with Local Guide - small groups!!
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Guided Hike to 3 Amazing Waterfalls - 2.5 Hour Hiking Tour
Duration: 2h 30min
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Half-Day Tour With Instruction in Autumn Color Photography
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Half-Day Tour With Instruction in Vistas & Waterfall Photography
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Pisgah National Forest reviews
Excellent hiking, good campground. The trails are what you would expect in the region--well maintained, clearly blazed/marked. We stayed in the campground: sites are small but well-wooded for...
Excellent hiking, good campground. The trails are what you would expect in the region--well maintained, clearly blazed/marked. We stayed in the campground: sites are small but well-wooded for... more »
Anytime you can spend some time in the forests, it is a great day. Pisgah has it all with waterfalls, trails, scenic drives, and so much more. I always enjoy a visit to Pisgah National Forest.
Anytime you can spend some time in the forests, it is a great day. Pisgah has it all with waterfalls, trails, scenic drives, and so much more. I always enjoy a visit to Pisgah National Forest. more »
The Cradle of Forestry Overlook is just one of the quiet treasures nestled on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Today it was closed for ice and storm damage, but a short walk up from open parking you could still view and enjoy all this. It’s my weekend getaway for a peaceful sunrise, so all y’all steer clear ok? 🙃
My son and I went hiking through the Pisgah Forest (August 2022) starting out on the North Slope trail - connecting to Art Loeb to get to the top of the mountain. We were chased back down by thunder and lightning but for what we did see it was absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful little bridges placed here and there to help hikers over steeper areas with running water. Also plenty of fallen logs over the trail with the tops carefully cut away and scored to ensure hiking boots don’t slip when stepping over. The trails were so well maintained that at one point I even told my son while hiking that - I hope I’m not jinxing it but - I didn’t see one single piece of litter the entire hike and we were out there for three hours.
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