Home of the first school of forestry and containing two of the first designated wilderness areas in the eastern United States, Pisgah National Forest is a remarkable land of hardwood forests, mile-high peaks, whitewater rivers, and cascading waterfalls. National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest delivers unmatched detail and valuable information to assist you in your exploration of this breathtaking wilderness that spans over 500,000 acres. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map features key points of interest including Shining Rock and Middle Prong wilderness areas, North Carolina Arboretum, Cradle of Forestry in America National Historic Site, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cold Mountain, and more.
The Forest Service and North Carolina scenic byways are noted for those wishing to take in the scenery by car. Hundreds of miles of trails, including the Mountains-to-Sea, Art Loeb, Palmetto, and Foothills trails are clearly marked and the map base includes contour lines and elevations. A trail chart with locations, mileage, difficulty ratings and designated use will help you choose a trail that’s right for your activity level and interest, whether you’re hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking. Many recreation features are noted as well, including campgrounds, trailheads, river access, waterfalls, scenic viewpoints, and horse rental locations.
Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on “Backcountry Tough” waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.
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Cold Mountain, Middle Prong Wilderness, Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Sassafras Mountain, Shining Rock Wilderness, Waynesville.
What is a Trails Illustrated Map?
With more than 250 titles available for America’s favorite outdoor destinations, Trails Illustrated maps are the most trusted and popular recreation maps available. Continually setting the standard for accuracy, each map is crafted in conjunction with local land managers and undergoes rigorous review and enhancement before being printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material. Each Trails Illustrated map contains detailed topographic information, clearly marked trails, recreational points of interest, and navigational aids.
Map Size: 37.75″ x 25.5″
Map Scale: 1:50,000
Pages: 2 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
About the Author
Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps is responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, outdoor recreation maps, travel maps, atlases and globes that inspire people to care about and explore their world.
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