Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pisgah National Forest

The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls and heavily forested slopes in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Comprised of over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah is primarily a hardwood forest with whitewater rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of miles of trails.

The Pisgah National Forest is famous for it's waterfalls just outside of Brevard, NC, including Looking Glass Falls. It's right next to the road on Hwy 276 north, kid friendly and wheelchair accessible to the upper view. Other attractions in the area include Looking Glass Rock, Slide Rock, Shining Rock Wilderness, Middle Prong Wilderness, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, swimming, fall colors, and scenic views.

Looking Glass Falls
U.S. 276 can be accessed in Waynesville. Also known as the Forest Heritage Scenic Drive, this 65-mile paved road through the heart of the Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest, takes you past waterfalls, historic sites, mountain overlooks, and miles of lush, undeveloped forest.

Additional features of the Pisgah National Forest and directions can be found here:

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