Pisgah National Forest Guide

Pisgah National Forest features over 500,000 acres and is located near the city of Asheville, NC. The forest was part of the first land purchased for the creation of national forests in the eastern U.S. It was also the location of the first school of forestry, which is now a historic site. While in the forest, you will have the opportunity to take in high mountain peaks, tall waterfalls, and an incredible number of trails. There are various types of campgrounds, including several equestrian camps, and there is always a nearby trail to walk. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Pisgah National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Pisgah National Forest

There are plenty of opportunities for recreation in the great outdoors in the Pisgah National Forest. Besides hiking, swimming, and camping, you will also have many chances to view the wildlife. Common animals include black bears, bobcats, foxes, deer, and groundhogs, and less common species include eastern spotted skunks, peregrine falcons, and the hellbender great salamander. Most of the waterways have brown, rainbow, and brook trout. 

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How to get to Pisgah National Forest

Address: 1600 Pisgah Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Fee: Entry fee $0

North Carolina is a beautiful state to visit, with a number of lakes, rivers, and forests that beckon all to come and experience. The state has a range of landscapes from the Appalachian Mountains to the west and the coastal regions of the Atlantic to the east, and taking an RV trip through Pisgah National Forest will allow you to easily visit all the areas you would most like to see. There are endless recreational activities available, as well as several large urban areas that offer a change of pace during your travels. With the right itinerary, your RV road trip can be the gateway to the trip of a lifetime.