Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest encompasses over half a million acres of the Appalachian Mountains in Western North Carolina.

Pisgah Forest, NC spans some 12 counties, with Watauga (Boone, NC) at its northernmost reaches and Transylvania (Brevard, NC) at the southernmost.

Famed for its hardwood forests (including tracts of old growth forests) as well as expansive views, whitewater rapids, babbling streams, waterfalls, hiking trails, and mile-high mountains, Pisgah is a hotbed for outdoor activities and recreational tourism.

It’s also bordered by lots of important historical sites, such as the adjacent Biltmore Estate, the Cradle of Forestry, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi.

Thinking of visiting the Pisgah National Forest? Explore more about Pisgah National forest by checking out the stories on this page below.