Iron Mountain Zone


Rugged mountain solitude can be experienced throughout this zone.  Long distance backpacking, trout fishing and the shortest tunnel in the world are a few features you can find here.

View of Osborne Farm in Cherokee National Forest

The Osborne Farm offers a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains from the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.). From there, take a multi-day backpack trip along the A.T. and Iron Mountain Trail.  Try your hand at trout fishing in Beaverdam and Laurel creeks.  Camp at Backbone Rock Recreation Area and explore what is known locally as the shortest tunnel in the world.

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