It has been regarded that Pisgah National Forest has been named for the biblical mountain from which Moses saw the Promised Land after wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. And now, it has been is a modern-day kingdom come for uban-weary travelers.
People can enter the forest in the county of Transylvania and traverse the forest leafy miles by car, mountain bike, or even on foot. It is also a good place for core camping or day-hiking expeditions. People can also get close to the Mount Risgah and Mount Mitchell and visit the slightly shorter but more famous Cold Mountain as well.
There are kayakers, canoeists, and rafters who regularly go to the Nolichucky River Gorge. It is known as the deepest canyon in the East, while fishing fanatics goes water adventure also around the place.
Pisgah lies at the heart of America’s forest conservation movement. It is a legacy that shared at the Cradle of Forestry, the nation’s earliest forestry school, near Brevard. Actually, this historic site was originally purchased by George W. Vanderbilt II as the intended site for his Biltmore Estate that now contains a Discovery Center with hands-on exhibits.
Mountain bikers take to one of the most revered single—tracks on the East Coast, as well as some 200 miles of tortuous trails snaking up the forest many mountainside. Then there’s Max Patch Bald, a treeless swath atop Max Patch Mountain, where people can view the Smoky Mountain.
What a nice world we have. Pisgah National Forest speaks for itself!