Pisgah Ranger District


View from Black Balsam with blooming rhododendron in the foreground

The Pisgah Ranger District is home to many waterfalls, scenic views, and miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Bordering Transylvania, Buncombe, and Haywood Counties, Pisgah Ranger District is a short drive from Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard, and Waynesville. Lake Powhatan Recreation area and Bent Creek Experimental Forest are also included in the Pisgah District, providing visitors with more recreation opportunities. 

General Information


From the Asheville Supervisor's Office:

Take I 26 East to Exit 40 (Airport Rd.)  Turn right on Airport Road (Hwy. 280) and continue on it until reaching Pisgah Forest.  Turn right on US Hwy. 276 North.  The ranger district office is approximately 2 miles on US 276.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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