Pisgah National Forest
Pisgah National Forest
5
08:00 - 16:30
Monday
08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:30
Thursday
08:00 - 16:30
Friday
08:00 - 16:30
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A park within easy driving distance from Hendersonville that offers hiking, camping and fishing.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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  • ND H
    Minneapolis, Minnesota28 contributions
    Wonderful hike to the top of Mt Pisgah with great views at the top!
    Great hike to the top of Mt Pisgah in June 2022. We are 71 and in good shape. We started at the Pisgah Inn and round trip took about 4.5 hours with stops for lunch, snacks and photos. There are some steep areas with stone steps but overall I would rate it as moderately difficult partly due to the heat. Bring lots of water and snacks. Very interesting trees, flowers, shrubs and thickets. Amazing view at the top.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 February 2023
  • Elizabeth G
    121 contributions
    Good hiking, campground
    Excellent hiking, good campground. The trails are what you would expect in the region--well maintained, clearly blazed/marked. We stayed in the campground: sites are small but well-wooded for privacy, bathrooms are acceptable but not great. Bear boxes are provided at each campsite, which is very convenient and improves safety.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 8 April 2023
  • Arthur G
    Endicott, New York779 contributions
    Fall in the Forest
    A pretty scenic drive in the fall. There was a helpful ranger in the visitors center. We found a quiet and pleasant picnic area. The Looking Glass Falls was very popular but worth a hike to see. Lots of mountain driving and scenic views.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
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Arthur G
Endicott, NY779 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
A pretty scenic drive in the fall. There was a helpful ranger in the visitors center. We found a quiet and pleasant picnic area. The Looking Glass Falls was very popular but worth a hike to see. Lots of mountain driving and scenic views.
Written 9 November 2023
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tincupgolfer
Phenix City, AL35 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
The views were awsome. We spent three days viewing the fall colors and hiking. We had a great time. We based out of Brevard witch was a good joice.
Written 25 October 2023
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,440 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We had a great time hiking in Pisgah National Forest - and were surprised at how few fellow hikers were around! We drove there via the Blue Ridge Parkway and it was stunning. Our first stop was for views of Looking Glass Rock and if we ever return, we'll definitely do the hike out there. Next up was our hike to Skinny Dip Falls - easy to follow, which was nice because no one else was on it. Our second hike was Graveyard Field - absolutely lovely, but once again pretty empty until our hike back (Second Falls was more impressive than Upper Falls). The path was definitely less clear! Last stop was Looking Glass Falls and - hello - we found everyone. But it was a fun stop anyway. Definitely plenty more hikes & waterfalls to return to!
Written 22 October 2023
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Naia1
United States28 contributions
Jul 2023
Pisgah Forest is nice but don't hike alone. It is not safe in the Transylvania county and Brevard area. I was followed by pepole up here. Someone was murdered at the restaurant on the top of the mountainl. Also, be careful in the traffic. Stalkilng is a problem in the county. Don't head to the Cedar Mountain area.

Beautiful views. The Davidson River campground is very nice and secure.
Written 6 August 2023
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Lisa G
Grand Forks, ND36 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Fun and accessible for families with young kids. We enjoyed sliding rock, looking glass falls, hiking, a picnic, and hammock naps.
Written 30 June 2023
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Elizabeth G
121 contributions
Oct 2022
Excellent hiking, good campground. The trails are what you would expect in the region--well maintained, clearly blazed/marked. We stayed in the campground: sites are small but well-wooded for privacy, bathrooms are acceptable but not great. Bear boxes are provided at each campsite, which is very convenient and improves safety.
Written 8 April 2023
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William O
Rapid City, SD2,666 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Anytime you can spend some time in the forests, it is a great day. Pisgah has it all with waterfalls, trails, scenic drives, and so much more. I always enjoy a visit to Pisgah National Forest.
Written 8 April 2023
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ND H
Minneapolis, MN28 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Great hike to the top of Mt Pisgah in June 2022. We are 71 and in good shape. We started at the Pisgah Inn and round trip took about 4.5 hours with stops for lunch, snacks and photos. There are some steep areas with stone steps but overall I would rate it as moderately difficult partly due to the heat. Bring lots of water and snacks. Very interesting trees, flowers, shrubs and thickets. Amazing view at the top.
Written 6 February 2023
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YWC3238
Atlanta, GA106 contributions
Oct 2022
About 6 miles hike and took us about 3 and half hours up to Looking Glass Rock.
I would consider this a moderate hike. Highly recommended.
Written 30 October 2022
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JerseyBenp
Jersey, UK275 contributions
Sep 2022
so many lakes and waterfalls, beautiful trials, driving roads and lakes to swim in, one of best places every been to and I have travelled alot
Written 27 September 2022
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