Pisgah National Forest

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  • Address: Pisgah Forest, NC, Asheville, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8288773350
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Forest, Waterfall, Hiking Trail, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Peak, Nature

About Pisgah National Forest, Asheville

The Pisgah National Forest Park which was formed in 1916 is home to some of the most amazing waterfalls, forest covers and mile high peaks. The Blue Ridge Mountain and the Great balsam mountains are a part of it and so are Bent Creek, Mills River, and Davidson River. There are many number of attractions in the forest such as Looking Glass Rock, John Rock, Black Balsam Knob, Sam Knob, Graveyard Fields, Skinny Dips Falls, Daniel Ridge Falls, Log Hollow Falls, Cove Creek Falls, Twin Falls, Slick Rock Falls, Pink Beds Hike, Mt. Pisgah, Courthouse Falls and much more. A great place for hiking, camping and fishing with family.

Pisgah National Forest Information

  • Camping on sites which are not suitable for camping may attract penalty.
  • Beware of wild animals.
  • Dogs are allowed on a leash on all trails.

How To reach Pisgah National Forest by Public Transport

  • Ask locals for direction. Drive here.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Pisgah National Forest

  • 95% of people who visit Asheville include Pisgah National Forest in their plan

  • 68.81% of people start their Pisgah National Forest visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Pisgah National Forest

Monday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pisgah National Forest

People normally club together Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and Craggy Gardens while planning their visit to Pisgah National Forest.

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Pisgah National Forest, Asheville Reviews

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  • Very unique exquisite places to hike, bike, camp ( in marked areas) or even picnic. The organic foliage, undeveloped environments is stunning. Take in views atop mountains or venture down deep into the forest to super neat, very cold, streams. Great to walk your dog, go alone, or in a group. Highly recommend any and all parts of this beautiful gem. Our mountains are unlike any others around the world. Fantastic place to be any time of year. In winter it's a white wonderland, an array of beautiful colors in the fall, lush full vegetation in the summer, new life & blooms in full swing in the spring.

  • Absolutely fantastic hiking and amazing scenery. Just enough wilderness to make it feel like you might get lost, but just enough signage to help you keep from doing that. Parking can suck on the nicer days, but overall it's a great place to explore. Not for the faint of heart!

  • Coming from the upper Northeast we have our share of Appalachia however this park has a richer scenery unlike any other. Every visit takes you on a new trail and there's plenty of privacy for those among us who enjoy losing themselves in nature. Surprises are abound and there are challenging trails but the water is cool and sweet, very inviting place to be during the summer

  • The whole notion of rating a national forest seems absurd but we love Pisgah for sure so I'll go 5 star. Still I'd say this is a regional attraction unlike say something in the Rocky's. Significant investment is coming to upgrade some trails and ensure proper maintenance. Of course most of the work being done is volunteer and that will remain the foundation I'm sure. Get up and get out people.

  • My grandfather first brought me to The Pisgah National Forest in the 60s and now I bring my grandchildren. This is a wonderful timeless place to relax and enjoy nature. Whether it's picnicking on Davidson River or hiking up Mount Pisgah or cooling off under Looking Glass Falls or having a picnic up at the pink beds, there's no better place to be. Oh and can't forget cooling off on Sliding Rock.

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