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Pisgah National Forest

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Address: Pisgah Forest, NC
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+1 828-877-3350
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Beautiful Waterfalls!

There are so many wonderful spots to visit in this National Forest, but we were only able to take in a few. Allow plenty of time to see it all!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Penny E
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Roseau
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154 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many wonderful spots to visit in this National Forest, but we were only able to take in a few. Allow plenty of time to see it all!

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1 Thank Penny E
Shelby Township, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even in the winter, there was plenty of nature to enjoy. Roadside pull offs allow you to step out and enjoy the beautiful rivers and forest. The waterfalls are spectacular. There are hiking trails and places to picnic.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I used to come here when we were dating for picnics and hiking. We brought our kids back to show them where we used to go. We stopped by Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock. Even though it was winter, the Forest is still beautiful. It was nice to come back and take that drive that we... More 

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Leesburg, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a detour off the blue ridge parkway and what a treat. Wish we had more time because there are so ,any well kept picnic areas and trails. Very nice forest area.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Some times the drive to a location is as relaxing and enjoyable as the place you are going to. That was the case driving to Pisgah National Forest. A beautiful area that offers tubing, horseback riding or just enjoying the forest and streams. It is not necessary to pack food for this trip, for there are plenty of food choices... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Many great trail and areas to explore! I would advise you to stop at ranger station and get a map of the area.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Be sure to make it out to John Rock for some spectacular views! It's not the easiest 5.5 mile loop with all the leaves on the ground but we saw people of all ages out there enjoying themselves - and some dogs too! Even crossed paths with some mountain bikers. It is a very rough trail on your feet though,... More 

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Monroe, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Day trip to see the Autumn tree colors and a close look at the Looking Glass Falls with the dogs. We had a great time and the area is beautiful. Very easy access to the Falls and for those that cannot climb down the stairs the Falls are visible from the road.

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77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Our time in PNF was spent at the Mt Pisgah Campground while we were traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We stayed for one night with advanced reservations. It was easy to locate our site which was very clean and had everything we needed, including a platform, fire ring, trash locker, and even a pole to hang our camp light.... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Everyone seems to head to the Blue Ridge Parkway but we headed to the Pisgah National Forest. It was the middle of the week and not crowded. The Visitor's Center was a goldmine for information on the forest. Lots of hiking trails for all different levels. A beautiful drive. The highlight for us was visiting the Cradle of Forestry. There... More 

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