Bald Mountains

  

View from Appalachian Trail on Big Firescald Knob

Most of the area is remote backcountry, including Bald Mountain Ridge Scenic Area and Sampson Mountain Wilderness.  Roads are limited, but forty-plus miles of trail access the forest.

The area is known for its diverse populations of wildflowers and a number of waterfalls, including 60-foot fan-shaped Margarette Falls and Sill Branch Falls.  Try fishing Nolichucky River, Horse Creek, Dry Creek and Clark Creek.  Horse Creek and Old Forge Recreation areas offer picnicking, water play and camping.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.072750

  Longitude : 
-82.594579

 

[Image] of bear in front of bear proof garbage can

Safety in Bear Country

 



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