North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures
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Bald Mountains Conservation Area

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Conservations Areas: Bald Mountains, Bluff Mountain, Pigeon River Gorge

Bald Mountains is the name of both an individual Mountain Treasure and of the larger conservation area it anchors. Both the conservation area and the Mountain Treasure lie on both sides of the ridge that separates Tennessee and North Carolina. This […]

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Bald Mountains

Bald Mountains

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Approximate Size: 11,599 acres
Roadless Acreage: 10,971 acres on the Pisgah National Forest (adjoining 12,017 acres on the Cherokee National Forest)
Old Growth Acreage: 1,323 acres
Location: Madison County, North Carolina, 12 miles northeast of Hot Springs; Pisgah National Forest, French Broad Ranger Station
USGS Topographic Maps: Greystone, Flag Pond, […]

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Pigeon River Gorge

Pigeon River Gorge

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Approximate Size: 7,309 acres
Old Growth Acreage: 991 acres
Location: Haywood County, North Carolina, 20 miles northwest of Canton; Pisgah National Forest, French Broad Ranger District
USGS Topographic Maps: Waterville, Lemon Gap, Cove Creek Gap
This area is the first one a hiker enters after leaving the Smokies, heading […]

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Bluff Mountain

Bluff Mountain

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Approximate size: 5,862 acres
Old Growth Acreage: 68 acres
Location: Madison county, North Carolina, extending five miles southwest from Hot Springs; Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian Ranger District; and Cocke County, Tennessee.
USGS Topographic Maps: Lemon Gap, Spring Creek, Paint Rock, Hot Springs
Bluff Mountain lies along the state line between […]

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