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Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah Forest, NC
+1 828-877-3350
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A bit of heaven

Awesome mountain biking and hiking. Excellent campground. Streams abundant waterfalls - happy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim T
Beautiful place but overly crowded during peak seasons

I live and work near the Forest and it is truly beautiful but it is also coming under pressures... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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A park within easy driving distance from Hendersonville that offers hiking, camping and fishing.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pisgah Forest, NC
+1 828-877-3350
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome mountain biking and hiking. Excellent campground. Streams abundant waterfalls - happy place. Keep in mind, the blue ridge parkway in Pisgah closes during the winter months.

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live and work near the Forest and it is truly beautiful but it is also coming under pressures from over-use and people who are disrespectful. If it's a pretty day expect to drive the speed of the seemingly billions of bikers on the road...More

Thank UncleJessie66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

brief overnight camping at Lake Powhatan. Didn't get to explore much, but had solitude and a cozy campsite.

Thank BuenosNachos2
Reviewed 7 December 2017

No matter what time of year and no matter if you pass along the Interstate or take one of the many exits, you'll find yourself shut off from noise and cngestion and just enjoy the beauty of thi place.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Pisgah National Forest is a must see if you are near this area. The natural vistas with rocky outcropping, stunning vistas, and beautiful trees are not to be missed. Our autumn visit gave us the real treat of gorgeous trees with magnificent red, orange, and...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The fall colors of the Pisgah National Forest completely captivated us. The mountains and valleys were truly breathtaking.

Thank Lorin G
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I found myself enjoying the colors and the road sometimes more than our drives through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park some days previous. You can certainly see a larger waterfall next to the road than anywhere in GSMNP where you must hike to see...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The Pisgah National Forest is in several different counties in WNC. I most frequently visit the Buncombe & Transylvania portions. I live adjacent to the National Forest near Candler. We frequently see Bear, deer and other wildlife. There are networks of trails throughout. Many are...More

Thank Lois P
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We visited here to do some "Leaf Peeping" The leaves were just starting to turn, but it was still beautiful. Just driving the back roads you will find beautiful and awe inspiring vistas. Waterfalls are plentiful. Many hiking trails - from easy to hard. We...More

Thank Cassie T
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went in Oct and had one stunning view after another. I highly recommend visiting and finding some stops in this area.

Thank Suzanne D
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14 November 2017|
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Response from sabimax | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion the Davidson River campground is the best.
Danielle A
2 August 2017|
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Response from William O | Reviewed this property |
I would consider the triple falls area. It is not a difficult hike and the waterfalls are great. With all of the recent rain, I am guessing they would be fantastic.
20 January 2017|
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Response from AVLwriter | Reviewed this property |
Trails and waterfalls are free. Sliding Rock is a modest charge for parking, but no admission charge per person.