Roan Mountain Zone


This zone’s steep rugged mountainsides, high-elevation balds and hollows are richly diverse, home to unique and rare plants and animals.

View of Roan Mountain Highlands in Cherokee & Pisgah National Forests

Look for rock outcrops, lush wildflower displays and high-elevation mountain balds and spruce-fir forests.  In June, experience some of the most prolific Rhododendron bloom in the region. Hike for one day or several on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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