Located in the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains, this forest showcases magnificent mountain hardwoods in one of North Carolina's most scenic settings. The features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails, accented by exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of the managed forest.
Listen to the wind in the trees; or they can listen to the trees tell a story. The Talking Tree Trail, features "talking trees," each with a recorded message about itself, its site, and the forest history. Other trails include the Forest Demonstration Trail which explains forestry practices, and the Amadahy (from a Cherokee word for "forest water") Falls Trail runs four miles along beautiful Purlear Creek.