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Pisgah National Forest

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Address: Pisgah Forest, NC
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
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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was just out on an adventure.

I had the most spiritual time there. Very quiet and serene. Lovely place. Access was very easy. Truly one of the most beautiful places.

Reviewed 2 days ago
charlotte m
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the most spiritual time there. Very quiet and serene. Lovely place. Access was very easy. Truly one of the most beautiful places.

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New Rochelle, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pisgah national forest intersects with the Blue Ridge Parkway about 40 minutes from downtown Asheville. There are a number of easy to access waterfalls and moderate family-friendly hikes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This area is a must see for everyone I. The United States. It's one of the most unique places around. Beautiful trails amazing waterfalls and the coolest town around d Brevard NC!

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New Smyrna Beach, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The terrain is easy and is a nice walk, but the "short" trail intersects at various locations with a much longer hike and it is easy to make it a much longer hike than you planned - even getting lost. We finally asked experienced hikers we came across and were directed back to the parking lot. But it created stress... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful drive. There is a ranger station that has bathrooms. You can view Sliding rock as you drive by. We stopped at Looking Glass Falls and if you have the chance, you should definitely stop there to view it. Gorgeous!

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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through a large part of the Pisgah National Forest while driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This national forest is located south and west of Asheville. It is well worth seeing. There are places to hike, etc so you can get out of your car for more than just the pull-off stops. A portion of this national forest... More 

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Hayesville, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Pink Beds Loop Trail at the end of April. There is just something about this trail that gives it a very serene feeling. Located in the Cradle of Forestry, Pink Beds is encompassed by the majestic mountains and lush woodlands of the Pisgah National Forest. The home to rare mountain bogs and unique vegetation, Pink Beds Loop Hike... More 

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Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heading north from Brevard and along the Blue Ridge Parkway there are so many views to behold and places to get out, stretch your legs and hike! If you are anywhere near Brevard or Pisgah Forest, do it if you can! You won't regret it. And if you are farther afield, consider combining a trip to the Great Smokies with... More 

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Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great destination for your outdoor experience. Lots of trails of varying difficulty. There's Sliding Rock for the kids (and the kids in all of us) - it's a long slide on a rock as water runs over it into a pool at the bottom. Beware, the water is cold but feels great on a hot summer day. Great views... More 

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Virginia
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We spent a day exploring Pisgah National Forest and that was not enough! I'm keen to go back and do more of the hikes. The rangers at the visitors center near the Brevard entrance were very helpful and gave us maps to several hikes that were suitable for our entire family (dad 53, mom 41, kids 17, 15, 12, 9).... More 

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