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Nantahala National Forest

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The mountainous southwestern tip of North Carolina is overspread by the 527,486-acre Nantahala National Forest. Approximately 600 miles of roads and trails, including the Appalachian Trail and a 35-mile section of the Bartram Trail, thread through the forest. Scenic drives and several recreation areas in the vicinity are designed for public use. Numerous waterfalls can be found in the forest; at Glen Falls Scenic Area, 2 miles south of Highlands on Hwy 106, the river cascades over a 50-foot ledge in a spectacular display. The Cherohala Skyway is a scenic highway that begins in Robbinsville.

Location: PO Box 2750, Post & Otis St, Asheville North Carolina 28802