Pisgah National Forest is located near Brevard on Hwy 276. Pisgah National Forest is over 500,000 acres and is primarily a hardwood forest.
Pisgah offers many recreational activites ranging from waterfall viewing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, wading, swimming and fishing. Note, however, that the water in the mountain streams is cold. At one location in the forest you will find a fish hachery for mountain trout.
The magnificient Looking Glass Falls is located on the main highway, Hwy 276, and no hiking is required to see this beautiful waterfall.
Pisgah National Forest is also home of the Cradle of Forestry in America. The facility is opened from 13 April, 2013 through 19 Oct. 2013. Forestry in the United States began at the Pisgah National Forest and George Vanderbilt, who built the Biltmore house and owned many, many, acres, was an initial promoter of forestry.