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Pisgah National Forest

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Address: Pisgah Forest, NC
Phone Number: 828-877-3350
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A park within easy driving distance from Hendersonville that offers hiking,...

A park within easy driving distance from Hendersonville that offers hiking, camping and fishing.

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Nature at its best

Go first to the Ranger Station. All kinds of information, including the wonderful waterfalls. The displays, directions and maps are quite good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Larry B
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Jacksonville, Florida
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101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This forest has beautiful streams and gorgeous waterfalls! There is so much to see...and it is free, unless you want to go down sliding rock when it is the season (but it is a nominal fee).

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Thank M H
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go first to the Ranger Station. All kinds of information, including the wonderful waterfalls. The displays, directions and maps are quite good.

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Thank Larry B
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84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Loved the forest. So pretty would love to visit more of it! Visited Looking Glass Falls and the Wildlife Education center in Brevard. Loved the center! Had a lot of neat animals and a nature trail. You can also walk through the hatchery to see all of the fish. The lady in the center was very helpful and friendly. Would... More 

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College Station, Texas
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

My mom and I went on several of the trails to view the waterfalls, and we were not disappointed. Trails were well maintained and clearly marked. Every waterfall we visited was beautiful, and the fall foliage just added to the beauty.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Lovely drive over the mountain taking this route into Waynesville. High elevation and nice views from the road

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Jacksonville, FL
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Pisgah is right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and is a beautiful ride through the area. There are numerous waterfalls and hiking trails. For the non hikers like myself, Looking Glass Falls can be seen from the road and there is parking available. There are numerous lookouts and a tourist information center with bathrooms. The Blue Ridge Parkway will wind... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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96 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

easy drive to the church parking area, perfectly paved and wide path (ex road I think). Be prepared for a constant uphill pedal/walk. No flats, No downs, just turns and hills. The climb is gentle and a great workout. took about an hour for my big butt to get to the lookout point and finally the gate at the end... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you love taking in the sights of the outdoors, this is a great place to do so. Beautiful, peaceful, quiet.

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Adirondacks, New York
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

There are so many things to do in this national forest. Hiking, paddling, camping, museuming, historying, and the list goes on. Leaf peeping abounds in the fall, as we were able to experience. Make sure you get a good map for the area, and talk to a local outfitter to get suggestions.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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143 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

beautiful area. nice hiking trails, waterfalls, nice for a relaxing and a little mountain therapy. enjoy!

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