Hibriten Mountain marks the western end of the Brushy Mountains range. At 2,211 feet, the mountain's summit is nearly 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. The summit is well known to the locals for its large welcome light which glows at night in the shape of a star in the weeks before Christmas and a cross before Easter.
A fire tower was erected at the summit in 1927. It is considered one of the most important fire towers in western North Carolina.
The star/cross light display at the peak was built in 1954. The star was first shown during the Christmas season of that year, and the cross was first shown during Easter of the following year.
A hang gliding ramp was built at the west end of the mountain top in 1982 by The Buzzard Club.
Hibriten Mountain not only provides a hang gliding location but also a great hiking trail for the community and for visitors.