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Pisgah National Forest

Kara Westerlund
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Highway 276 follows the Davidson River through the Pisgah National Forest on a winding road that rises to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hardwood forest provides shade in the summer and great colors in the fall. It is a worthwhile drive any time of the year!

Scenic Drive Tips

Highlights of this drive include a nice Visitor Center, Pisgah Stables, Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site, multiple picnic spots, and a fish hatchery. There are quite a few hiking trailheads off of the highway or near it, including the Looking Glass Rock trail. Davidson River Campground is near the beginning of the drive. Pisgah Inn – a beautiful stop offering great meals and rooms with views – is just a few miles south of the terminus on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The beginning of the drive is near the pretty mountain town of Brevard.

Submitted By

Roy Stuckey

Photo Source

Jeff Gun, HikeWNC, Pisgah Hospitality Partners

Important Note

As indicated above, this scenic drive was submitted by an independent third party and has not been verified by Triple E Recreational Vehicles. Please do your own research on suitability, road conditions and road safety before attempting to drive this route.

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