Harmon Den Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Harmon Den is on the Appalachian Ranger District in the vicinity of exit 7 off of  I-40. The area is a haven for hikers and horseback riders. It offers 54.5 miles of trails with 14.2 miles of trails designated for horseback riding and 40.3 miles for hiking.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opens Memorial Day

General Information

General Notes:

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Camp away from trails and water.
  • Minimize campfire impacts.
  • Respect wildlife. Don't feed them.
  • Be considerate of other visitors.

For more information on Leave No Trace, contact: (800) 322-4100 or visit www.int.org


General Notes:

Appalachian Ranger District
632 Manor Road
Mars Hill, NC 28754
(828) 689-9694 


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding:

No trace horse hints:

  • Take only fit, calm, experienced animals.
  • Stay on the trail, and ride in a single file.
  • Water horses at natural fords or from a bucket.
  • Keep stock tethered at least 200 feet away from streams and away from trails and campsites.
  • Avoid temporarily tying stock to trees. Use a highline with tree-saver straps to tether your animal. This prevents stock from trampling roots and chewing bark.
  • Break up and scatter manure and fill in pawed holes when breaking camp.
  • Pack some grain, since grazing is limited. Be certain that feed is weed-free to prevent noxious plants from spreading.

Horse Camping

Recreation areas with activity Horse Camping:

No trace horse hints:

  • Take only fit, calm, experienced animals.
  • Stay on the trail, and ride in a single file.
  • Water horses at natural fords or from a bucket.
  • Keep stock tethered at least 200 feet away from streams and away from trails and campsites.
  • Avoid temporarily tying stock to trees. Use a highline with tree-saver straps to tether your animal. This prevents stock from trampling roots and chewing bark.
  • Break up and scatter manure and fill in pawed holes when breaking camp.
  • Pack some grain, since grazing is limited. Be certain that feed is weed-free to prevent noxious plants from spreading.

Hunting

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Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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