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Pisgah National Forest

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Address: Pisgah Forest, NC
Phone Number: 828-877-3350
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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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The Cradle of Forestry is an amazing place.

The Cradle of Forestry staff love the area and are very knowledgeable. There is a museum, a brief video introduction, 3 walking trails with interesting and informative sights... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Betty G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cradle of Forestry staff love the area and are very knowledgeable. There is a museum, a brief video introduction, 3 walking trails with interesting and informative sights along the walk. The Park Rangers and volunteers were terrific and very pleased to answer questions and do whatever they could do make the visit better. Great place for all ages. Lots... More 

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Thank Betty G
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning natural beauty, we visited looking glass falls and then sliding falls. Then went for a drive over the blue ridge parkway. Absolutely gorgeous.

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Thank MikeHjorleifsson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is so breath taking. We loved it. Looking glass falls are beautiful played in water. We had a picnic on side of road. Went to sliding rock and had a blast sliding down rock. Next time we are going to camp and do some fishing. It was a very nice trip. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Lisa C
Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good 1 day trip from Greenville. There are lot of waterfalls some with medium & no hikes. We did waterfall hopping. The place is greenish & we really liked it

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Thank saravana kumar s
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through the park exploring and looking at waterfalls. I wish the landmarks were better marked for the waterfalls. People tend to just pull off making it hard at times to drive through. We went on Labor Day and it was crowded so I can assume it is much worse in the summer.

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Thank Tara L
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on Labor Day and it was warm and breathtakingly beautiful. The mountain water was cold but the kids were neck deep with excitement. I highly recommend going if you're in the area.

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Thank TiberiusofCapri
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely scenery with lots of hikes to choose from,our just drive through and enjoy it that way. Beautiful forest

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Thank Ashley32905
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

excellent trip lots to do and see. pleanty to cover. amazing adventure with the entire family. great for animals lovers too!!!

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Thank Maria C
Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely forest that has lots to do. There are numerous walking/hiking trails, river tubing, a campground and picnic area on the Davidson River, and waterfalls. Beautiful, shady, and lush. Makes for a nice visit any time, but especially when you want to cool off from the summer heat. Be sure to visit the Visitors Center near Brevard... More 

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely take your time to see all the beautiful waterfalls in this park. Multiple levels of difficulty in the hikes, so there is something for everyone. A must do if in the ares.

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